Evolved physiological reactions

A Olsson, I Undeger: Evolved physiological reactions. In: Shackelford,; Weekes-Shackelford, (Ed.): Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, Springer, Cham, 2017, ISBN: 978-3-319-16999-6.


Species-specific physiological reactions have evolved in response to evolutionarily stable opportunities and challenges. Many of these responses are conserved across species and can be studied in humans as sets of interrelated, and coordinated, physiological reactions to stimuli with intrinsic and/or learned values.