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Hominin Life History, Pathological Complexity, and the Evolution of Anxiety

Veit, Walter and Browning, Heather (2022) Hominin Life History, Pathological Complexity, and the Evolution of Anxiety. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In order to address why numbers of patients suffering from anxiety and depression are seemingly exploding in WEIRD countries it is sensible to look at the evolution of human fearfulness responses. Here, we draw on Veit’s pathological complexity framework to advance Grossmann’s goal to re-characterize human fearfulness as an adaptive trait.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Browning, Heatherheather.browning@anu.edu.au0000-0003-1554-7052
Keywords: anxiety, life history theory, pathological complexity, evolution, adaptation
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Anthropology
Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Depositing User: Dr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2022 12:55
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2023 01:01
Item ID: 21079
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Anthropology
Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21079

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