The relatively new and controversial evolutionary approaches to psychopathology are examined in this collection edited by Paul Gilbert. Leading contributors explore some of the central evolutionary concepts that may have implications for cognitive theory and practice.
The collection also focuses on specific problems where evolutionary-cognitive theory approach has been effective, for example on issues of optimism/pessimism, fear and anxiety, and command hallucinations in psychosis.
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Introduction: Evolution Theory and Cognitive Therapy
Part One: Specific Orientations.
Evolutionary Approaches to Psychopathology and Cognitive Therapy
Recognizing, Assessing, and Classifying Others: Cognitive Bases of Evolutionary Kinship Therapy
K. G. Bailey
Evolutionary Perspectives on Emotion: Making Sense of What We Feel
L. S. Greenberg
Part 2: Specific Disorders
`Pessimism and the Evolution of Negativity
R. L. Leahy
Evolutionary Mechanisms of Fear and Anxiety
S. G. Hofmann, D. A. Moscovitch, and N. Heinrichs
The Inner Schema of Borderline States and Its Correction During Psychotherapy: A Cognitive-Evolutionary Approach
Command Hallucinations: Cognitive Theory, Therapy, and Research
S. Byrne, P. Trower, M. Birchwood, A. Meadon, A. Nelson