evolutionary psychology

Bad Feelings, Best Explanations: In Defence of the Propitiousness Theory of the Low Mood System

This paper by James Turner has been published by Erkenntnis. The abstract says: “There are three main accounts of the proper function of the low mood system (LMS): the social risk theory, the disease theory, and the propitiousness theory. Adjudicating between…
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Children and Nature: Psychological, Sociocultural, and Evolutionary Investigations

“… scientific knowledge of the significance of nature during the different stages of childhood is sparse.” Edited by Peter Kahn and Stephen Kellert, this book emphasises the importance of animals, especially those with which a child can develop a nurturing relationship,…
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