chapter  10
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Evolutionary psychology and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Until recently, most psychologists viewed the human mind as a tabula rasa. Increasingly, proponents of evolutionary psychology (EP) agree with biologist William Hamilton when he asserted 'the human tabula was never rasa' (Ridley, 1997). Although distinctly differing from animals, humans display concordance with other animals, and demonstrate similar instincts - including emotional and behavioral expressions.