The Maladapted Mind: Classic Readings in Evolutionary Psychopathology

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Simon Baron-Cohen
Psychology Press, Apr 15, 2013 - Psychology - 300 pages
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Newly available in paperback, this is the first book to bring together classic and contemporary readings illustrating the new subdiscipline, evolutionary psychopathology. Each chapter demonstrates how evolutionary arguments are being brought to bear on the study of a different psychiatric condition or pathalogical behaviour. The Maladapted Mind is aimed primarily at primarily at advanced students and researchers in the fields of psychiatry, abnormal psychology, biological anthropology, evolutionary biology and cognitive science.
 

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Contents

1 Are mental disorders diseases?
1
A basic science for psychiatry?
23
Darwinian theory in the service of medicine and psychiatry
39
An evolutionary analysis of anxiety disorders
57
5 An evolutionary perspective on panic disorder and agoraphobia
73
Investigating the psychopath
85
7 Evolutionary social psychology and family homicide
115
An integrated evolutionary model
133
9 The evolution of the con Artist
189
Cognitive mechanisms in mindreading
207
11 The social competition hypothesis of depression
241
12 Depression in evolutionary context
255
Subject Author Index
283
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