Evolution, Development, and the Emergence of Disgust

@article{Rottman2014EvolutionDA,
  title={Evolution, Development, and the Emergence of Disgust},
  author={Joshua Rottman},
  journal={Evolutionary Psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={12}
}
Evolutionary developmental psychology typically utilizes an evolutionary lens to explain various phenomena that occur throughout development. In this paper, I argue that the converse is also important: Developmental evidence can inform evolutionary theory. In particular, knowledge about the developmental origins of a psychological trait can be used to evaluate theoretical claims about its evolved function. I use the emotion of disgust as a case study to illustrate this approach. Disgust is… 

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