Selfish goals serve more fundamental social and biological goals

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Abstract

Proximate selfish goals reflect the machinations of more fundamental goals such as self-protection and reproduction. Evolutionary life history theory allows us to make predictions about which goals are prioritized over others, which stimuli release which goals, and how the stages of cognitive processing are selectively influenced to better achieve the aims of those goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-138
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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