Writing isn’t only about putting words on paper, rather, as a writer we have a responsibility to investigate human (and animal) nature, psychology, and all things that make up our experiences in this life. I firmly believe that my academic studies into Anthropology have made me a better character and world builder because of understanding the theories that drive us.
In my History of Anthropology and Geography course where we discuss (mostly) theory, we watched a spectacular short video that discusses language. I highly recommend you take a look –
RSA ANIMATE: Language as a Window into Human Nature