Raw Concepts: Maladaptation

Tweet   We’ve already discussed the ways that collective psychology disciplines like group psychology and evolutionary psychology have parallel concepts to what one finds in individual psychology. I want to carry these comparisons further with a discussion of the concept of maladaptions. Maladaptations are an umbrella term for (1) maladaptive behavior, (2) maladaptive beliefs, and(3) [...]

Raw Concepts: Terror Management Theory

Tweet I’ve been discussing the similarities between evolutionary psychology and “regular” psychology, and today I want to discuss a school of thought called Terror Management Theory. Psychology Today says: The terror refered to in terror management theory (TMT) is that which is brought on by the awareness of the inevitible death of the self. According [...]

Personal, Group, and Evolutionary Psychology

Tweet   [This post has been revised from the original that appeared only a few days ago. I felt there were some major flaws in my original examples. - T.] One of the more interesting tendencies I’ve noticed among online intellectuals is the glorification of evolutionary psychology, but coupled with a disdain of regular, personal [...]

The Limits of Evo Psych (Plus Two Good Relationship Articles)

Tweet [By the way, just because there’s a new post up, don’t forget to go back to this post and help me out with my request. I need your help. – T.] I was getting bored with the old themes of the blog, and I didn’t want to just repeat myself or preach to the [...]