Evolutionary Psychology and Human Health

Jacob Vigil PhD is our guest lecturer for next week, Tuesday October 2, 2012. He will give an overview of evolutionary psychology and its application to human health.

The reading for next week: Vigil 2009

And: Nesse and Stein. Towards a genuinely medical model for psychiatric nosology, BMC Medicine, 2012.

The writing assignment:

Vigil argues that the expression of emotions is adaptive. At the same time, pain and depression are the source of much human suffering. Why are these negative experiences (pain and depression) so common?

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