Grief Functions as an Honest Indicator of Commitment

@article{Winegard2014GriefFA,
  title={Grief Functions as an Honest Indicator of Commitment},
  author={Bo M. Winegard and Tania Reynolds and R. Baumeister and Benjamin Winegard and J. Maner},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={168 - 186}
}
  • Bo M. Winegard, Tania Reynolds, +2 authors J. Maner
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and Social Psychology Review
  • Grief is a puzzling phenomenon. It is often costly and prolonged, potentially increasing mortality rates, drug abuse, withdrawal from social life, and susceptibility to illness. These costs cannot be repaid by the deceased and therefore might appear wasted. In the following article, we propose a possible solution. Using the principles of social selection theory, we argue that an important selective pressure behind the human grief response was the social decisions of other humans. We combine… CONTINUE READING
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