Evolution and Depression: one for Peter F's linguistic playpen
k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net%remove%
Thu May 1 11:10:33 EST 2003
Is there an echo in here?
The abstracts stuff reflects more of what's been in AoK all along.
The "mismatches" are 'just' 'instances' of TD E/I(up).
Seeing them this way [along with, of course, still continuing
Living], allows one to see the direction in which one must 'move',
and, if there's just a =lot= of work entailed, to understand [AoK.
Ap7] that "the grapes are not sour" - they're 'just hard to reach'.
Understanding this last stuff allows one to procede with the 'heavy
Cheers, John, ken [K. P. Collins]
"Schmitd! Schmitd! Ve vill build a Shapel!"
"John H." <johnh at faraway.xxx> wrote in message
news:3eb11cfb at dnews.tpgi.com.au...
| An Evolutionary Theory of Unipolar Depression
| as an Adaptation for Overcoming Constraints of the Social Niche
| We outline a new theoretical model of the evolutionary adaptiveness
| and major unipolar depression. According to our social navigation /
| niche change model, the evolved function of depression is the
| eradication of a severe socially imposed mismatch between the
| capacities and opportunities for fitness-enhancing activity, where
| constraints responsible for the mismatch have a broad or even
| basis in the individual's social network. Minor depression, which
| operationally define as a level of depression that can be
| hidden from social partners (and often is), optimizes the mind in
| ways for (1) identifying possible mismatch-reducing revisions of
| individual's socioeconomic niche and (2) planning active
| to achieve their implementation. Major depression may ensue in
| active tactics of negotiation or coercion consistently fail to
| investments and concessions from social partners required for
| niche revision.
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