Human Emotions: An Evolutionary Psychological Perspective

  title={Human Emotions: An Evolutionary Psychological Perspective},
  author={Laith Al-Shawaf and Daniel Conroy-Beam and Kelly Asao and David M. Buss},
  journal={Emotion Review},
  pages={173 - 186}
Evolutionary approaches to the emotions have traditionally focused on a subset of emotions that are shared with other species, characterized by distinct signals, and designed to solve a few key adaptive problems. By contrast, an evolutionary psychological approach (a) broadens the range of adaptive problems emotions have evolved to solve, (b) includes emotions that lack distinctive signals and are unique to humans, and (c) synthesizes an evolutionary approach with an information-processing… 

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