The Evolution of Happiness

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Tootill, Amanda
David Buss' evolutionary theory of emotions; positive emotions; happiness; competition; modern society; Experimental Analysis of Behavior; Psychology; Theory and Philosophy
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This literature review analyzes David Buss' evolutionary theory of emotions, which addresses some possible hindrances to positive emotions in today's society. The social function of emotions, sustained happiness, and competition will be looked at in comparison to Buss' article. Buss' theory will then be analyzed to the extent it applies to the human condition today. This review is not exhaustive but merely a brief analysis.