An evolutionary account of vigilance in grief

@inproceedings{White2018AnEA,
  title={An evolutionary account of vigilance in grief},
  author={Claire Louise White and Daniel M T Fessler},
  booktitle={Evolution, medicine, and public health},
  year={2018}
}
Grief is characterized by a number of cardinal cognitive symptoms, including preoccupation with thoughts of the deceased and vigilance toward indications that the deceased is in the environment. Compared with emotional symptoms, little attention has been paid to the ultimate function of vigilance in grief. Drawing on signal-detection theory, we propose that the ultimate function of vigilance is to facilitate the reunification (where possible) with a viable relationship partner following… CONTINUE READING
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