`This book issues a challenge to anyone in the field of psychotherapy who is resigned to seeing psychotherapy as solely a service activity or an art or craft. Instead, Langs invites us to see that psychotherapy, clinical technique and practice may have intricate and fundamental conditions to the scientific laws of nature and the universe. This work will also be of value to those psychotherapists who are interested in asking research questions about the process and technique of psychotherapy. It is also a refreshing read in a post modern era where the pursuit of validity and fundamental laws seems to have gone out of fashion' - New Therapist
Chapter 21: An Evolutionary Scenario for the Emotion-Processing Mind
An Evolutionary Scenario for the Emotion-Processing Mind
Most of the work in evolutionary psychoanalysis is centred on current adaptations, often in comparison with animal behaviours. There have been no attempts to offer definitive adaptationist programmes for any of the entities or units of selection that have been proposed for study. Instead, as noted, the thesis offered by most of these workers is that problems in current modes of adaptation have arisen because of the differences between the environment of adaptation in the Pleistocene era and present-day conditions (Cosmides and Tooby, 1992; Glantz and Pearce, 1989; Slavin and Kriegman, 1992). The idea is that the human mind was designed to cope with a rustic, hunter-gatherer's world and is therefore not ...