Robert Plutchik (1992) What is Mood For? a Critique
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Psycoloquy 3(11): What is Mood For? a Critique
WHAT IS MOOD FOR? A CRITIQUE
Commentary on Nesse on Mood
Department of Psychiatry
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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Bronx, New York, 10461
Although I agree with an approach that seeks evolutionary
explanations for biological traits in general, and emotions in
particular, there are a number of problems with the specific
formulation in Nesse's paper that must be addressed.
Mood, evolution, natural selection, fitness, emotion,
adaptation, function, depression, psychology, psychiatry.
- Nesse, R.M. (1991) What is mood for? PSYCOLOQUY 2.9.2.
- Plutchik, R. (1991) The emotions. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
- Plutchik, R. (1980) Emotion: A psychoevolutionary synthesis. New York: Harper and Row.
- Plutchik, R., Kellerman, H. and Conte, H.R. (1979) A structural theory of ego defenses and emotions. In C.E. Izard (Ed.) Emotions in personality and psychopathology. New York: Plenum.