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Turning Procrastination into Inspiration

The idea looks great on paper. You switched on your computer and opened the word processing application. I have to…

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Building Motivation amidst Crisis

Motivation is the catalyst that triggers human actions. Read More

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Evolutionary Theories of Emotion


Although numerous adaptive-evolutionary treatments of emotion have emerged over the years (e.g., Ekman & Davidson, 1994; Plutchik, 1994), an evolutionary-psychological approach distinguishes itself from other evolutionary approaches by adopting an explicitly adaptationist perspective (Barkow, Cosmides, & Tooby, 1992). An adaptationist perspective is guided by the simple assumption that the mind is comprised of many mental adaptations, each of which is the product of natural and sexual selection operating over many generations during the course of human evolution (Buss, Haselton, Shackelford, Bleske, & Wakefield, 1999).

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