Evolutionary Theory and Cognitive Therapy

Double click on above image to view full picture

Zoom Out
Zoom In

Evolutionary Theory and Cognitive Therapy

SKU# 9780826121875


  • Paul Gilbert FBPsS

Also Buy From:



The relatively new and controversial evolutionary approaches to psychopathology are examined in this collection edited by Paul Gilbert. Leading contributors explore some of the central evolutionary concepts that may have implications for cognitive theory and practice.

The collection also focuses on specific problems where evolutionary-cognitive theory approach has been effective, for example on issues of optimism/pessimism, fear and anxiety, and command hallucinations in psychosis.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 01, 2004
  • Page Count 216
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826121875
  • EISBN 9780826121882

Table of Contents 

  • Introduction: Evolution Theory and Cognitive Therapy, P. Gilbert

  • Part One: Specific Orientations
  • Evolutionary Approaches to Psychopathology and Cognitive Therapy, P. Gilbert
  • Recognizing, Assessing, and Classifying Others: Cognitive Bases of Evolutionary Kinship Therapy , K. G. Bailey
  • Evolutionary Perspectives on Emotion: Making Sense of What We Feel , L. S. Greenberg

  • Part 2: Specific Disorders
  • Pessimism and the Evolution of Negativity, R. L. Leahy
  • Evolutionary Mechanisms of Fear and Anxiety, S. G. Hofmann, D. A. Moscovitch, and N. Heinrichs
  • The Inner Schema of Borderline States and Its Correction During Psychotherapy: A Cognitive-Evolutionary Approach, G. Liotti
  • Command Hallucinations: Cognitive Theory, Therapy, and Research, S. Byrne, P. Trower, M. Birchwood, A. Meadon, A. Nelson

  • Index