Sociopathy: Adaptation, abnormality, or both?

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (3):527-527 (1997)
Abstract
Mealey's article on the sociobiology of sociopathy raises questions about the relationship between adaptiveness and abnormality. Although sociopathy may be adaptive, simply defining medical and psychiatric disorders in terms of evolutionary function is problematic. Rather, sociopathy may be characterized as a relatively atypical disorder, an entity to which it may be useful to extend the metaphors of the medical model
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