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A deeper integration of Selfish Goal Theory and modern evolutionary psychology.

Authors
  • Conroy-Beam, Daniel
  • Buss, David M
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Behavioral and brain sciences
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2014
Volume
37
Issue
2
Pages
140–141
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X13001982
PMID: 24775126
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Conceptually integrating Selfish Goal Theory with modern evolutionary psychology amplifies theoretical power. Inconsistency, a key principle of Selfish Goal Theory, illustrates this insight. Conflicting goals of seeking sexual variety and successful mate retention furnish one example. Siblings have evolved goals to cooperate and compete, a second example. Integrating Selfish Goal Theory with evolutionary theory can explain much inconsistent goal-directed behavior.

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