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Why the adaptationist perspective must be considered: The example of morbid jealousy

  • Judith A. Easton (a1), Lucas D. Schipper (a1) and Todd K. Shackelford (a1)
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  • Published online: 09 November 2006

We describe delusional disorder–jealous type (“morbid jealousy”) with the adaptationist perspective used by Darwinian psychiatrists and evolutionary psychologists to explain the relatively common existence and continued prevalence of mental disorders. We then apply the “harmful dysfunction” analysis to morbid jealousy, including a discussion of this disorder as (1) an end on a continuum of normal jealousy or (2) a discrete entity.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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