Evolutionary theory and psychopathy

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dc.contributor.author Glenn, Andrea L.
dc.contributor.author Kurzban, Robert
dc.contributor.author Raine, Adrian
dc.contributor.other University of Pennsylvania
dc.contributor.other University of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-09T18:43:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-09T18:43:01Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Glenn, A., Kurzban, R., Raine, A. (2011): Evolutionary Theory and Psychopathy. Emotion Review, 16(5).
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/7780
dc.description.abstract Psychopathy represents a unique set of personality traits including deceitfulness, lack of empathy and guilt, impulsiveness, and antisocial behavior. Most often in the literature, psychopathy is described as pathology a disorder that has been linked to a variety of biological deficits and environmental risk factors. However, from an evolutionary perspective, psychopathy, while it could be a disorder, has been construed in the context of an adaptive strategy. In this article we will examine the strengths and weaknesses of two models suggesting that psychopathy is an adaptive strategy, and one model suggesting that it is a form of pathology resulting from accumulated mutations. Overall, we do not find that there is strong enough evidence to draw firm conclusions about one theory over another, but we highlight some areas where future research may be able to shed light on the issue. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en_US
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dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Pergamon
dc.subject Psychopathy
dc.subject Adaptation
dc.subject Pathology
dc.subject Genetic
dc.subject Mutation
dc.subject DARK TRIAD
dc.subject PERSONALITY
dc.subject AGGRESSION
dc.subject BEHAVIOR
dc.subject EMOTION
dc.subject TRAITS
dc.subject LIFE
dc.subject Criminology & Penology
dc.subject Psychology, Multidisciplinary
dc.subject Psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology, Pathological
dc.subject.lcsh Behavior evolution
dc.title Evolutionary theory and psychopathy en_US
dc.type text
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.avb.2011.03.009

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