Search for dissertations about: "Evolutionary psychology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 swedish dissertations containing the words Evolutionary psychology.

  1. 1. Explaining everyday problem solving

    University dissertation from Cognitive Science

    Author : Annika Wallin; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; domain-specificity; ecological rationality; evolutionary psychology; practice theory; situated action; universal problem solver; everyday cognition; Explanations; everyday problem solving; domain-generality; causality; social information; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : How well can we explain natural occurrences of cognitive behaviours given the theoretical frameworks available to us today? The thesis explores what has to be assumed in cognitive theory in order to provide such an explanation, in contrast to being able to predict behaviour under controlled circumstances. The behaviours considered are all of the type described as involving higher level cognition or being representation hungry. READ MORE

  2. 2. Processing Asymmetries of Emotionally Valenced Stimuli

    University dissertation from Department of Psychology, Lund University

    Author : Mats Dahl; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2002]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Psykologi; Psychology; recollective experience; remember-know; memory; encoding; processing asymmetries; emotional words; emotional faces; affective pictures; emotion; affective information;

    Abstract : The central phenomenon investigated concerns the valence-based process asymmetry found in several earlier studies (e.g. Pratto & John, 1991; Taylor, 1991), where negative stimuli seem to initiate more thorough processing than positive stimuli. This finding was consistent in the three empirical studies forming this dissertation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Models of Cooperation, Learning and Catastrophic Risk

    University dissertation from Department of Psychology, Lund University

    Author : Vilhelm Verendel; [2016]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Backward Induction; Bayesian analysis; Finitely Repeated Prisoners Dilemma; Cooperation; Fermi Paradox; Learning; Climate negotiations; Catastrophic risk;

    Abstract : Our world presents us with dangers and opportunities. Some of these dangers and opportunities are easier to handle if two or more individuals learn to cooperate. This thesis contributes five papers about cooperation, learning and catastrophic risk. READ MORE

  4. 4. Attachment and Religion An Integrative Developmental Framework

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Pehr Granqvist; Uppsala universitet.; [2002]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Psychology; Attachment theory; the Adult Attachment Interview; romantic attachment; affect regulation; felt security; socialization; religiosity; parental religiosity; religious change; religious conversion; emotionally based religiosity; socialization-based religiosity; God image; Psykologi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Psychology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Psykologi; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : The aim of the thesis was to examine the applicability of attachment theory to adult and adolescent religiosity. Attachment theory is an empirically oriented research paradigm that takes evolutionary theory as the starting point in the study of child-parent relations and their socioemotional correlates in development. READ MORE

  5. 5. On the relation of optimism and self-esteem to sensual-aesthetic capacity and subjective health

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Psykologiska institutionen

    Author : Leif Wenglert; Stockholms universitet.; [2000]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Psychology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Psykologi; psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : In the present thesis three questions were central: Are high self-esteem individuals more optimistic about the future than those low in self-esteem? Are optimistic, high self-esteem individuals more hedonic or capable of enjoying the sensual-aesthetic aspects of life than pessimistic, low self-esteem individuals? Several measures of optimism and self-esteem were used in four studies. One of the self-esteem scales and one of the optimism-pessimism scales was developed by Wenglert (1980). READ MORE