Amusing ourselves to death ? Superstimuli and the evolutionary social sciences

@inproceedings{Block2010AmusingOT,
  title={Amusing ourselves to death ? Superstimuli and the evolutionary social sciences},
  author={Andreas Block and Bart Du Laing},
  year={2010}
}
Some evolutionary psychologists claim that humans are good at creating superstimuli, and that many pleasure technologies are detrimental to our reproductive fitness. Most of the evolutionary psychological literature makes use of some version of Lorenz and Tinbergen‘s largely embryonic conceptual framework to make sense of supernormal stimulation and bias exploitation in humans. However, the early ethological concept ―superstimulus‖ was intimately connected to other erstwhile core ethological… CONTINUE READING

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