An evolutionary perspective of personality and individual differences proposes that our personalities and individual differences have evolved, in part, to provide us with some form of adaptive advantage in the context of survival and reproduction. This perspective is an evolutionary psychology perspective, which in itself is based on biological evolutionary theory. Evolutionary psychology integrates psychological theory with evolutionary biology, in an effort to understand traits, cognition, and behaviors, and how individuals may differ across these in light of achieving their evolutionary goals.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences|
|Editors||Virgil Zeigler-Hill, Todd K. Shackelford|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Jun 2018|
|Name||Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences|
Kahl, B. L., & Kavanagh, P. (2018). Evolutionary perspective. In V. Zeigler-Hill, & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences (pp. 1-12). (Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences). Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1632-1