Briefly discuss how the EP theory and research define and help us to better understand the problem of depression.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 6:22 am ad1c9bdddf
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PAUL, G. (2006). Evolution and depression: issues and implications. Psychological Medicine, 36(3), 287-297.
Paul argues that depression is innately linked "rooted in the down-regulation of positive affect systems" (287). Using evolutionary theories of depression, the author reveals the view that "loss of control over aversive events and/or major resources/rewards exert downward pressure on positive affect" (287). Basically, two evolutionary theories, the attachment-loss and the defeat-loss theories, are presented. It's quite theoretical, but the article adds that "It is suggested that phenotypes for toning down positive affect, in the face of loss of control, may ...
This guide briefly emphasizes how the EP theory and research applies to the problem of depression.
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1. Which personality theory do you think offers the best explanation for how an individual's personality develops? Why? Defend your answer including citations of the appropriate literature on personality theory.
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