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The Secret of Human Life (as published)

Nelson, Theodor Holm (1993) The Secret of Human Life (as published). [Thing]

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Suggested by modern theories of gene benefit, this paper hypothesizes an inner system of emotional mechanisms that may explain many puzzles of human behavior. I call it the biostatus system, since it parallels and interacts with social status in various ways. In this hypothesis, the emotions of exhilaration and depression are a unified feedback mechanism for personal and/or genetic success. This fits ordinary life and suggests explanations for emotional conflict, addiction, cruelty and paranoia.

Item Type:Thing
Uncontrolled Keywords:Behavior Evolution, Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, Biostrategy, Biostatus, Social Status, Paranoia
ID Code:9
Deposited By:Theodor Holm Nelson
Deposited On:01 Oct 2002
Last Modified:15 Feb 2010 20:20

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