Sociobiology and pathopsychology of kleptomania

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Abstract

In this article we discuss the phenomenon of kleptomania from the standpoint of evolutionary and sociobiology. The differences between kleptomania and theft are shown. The basic evolutionary fixed «programs» of assignment / hold of other animals «goods» are revealed. We discuss the controversial issues of the instinctive nature kleptomaniac behavior in humans (especially in children).

General Information

Keywords: evolution and sociobiology, instinctive behavior, stealing, kleptomania, pathopsychology children

Journal rubric: Clinical Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/exppsy.2015080303

For citation: Shevchenko Y.S. Sociobiology and pathopsychology of kleptomania. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2015. Vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 24–36. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2015080303. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Yu. S. Shevchenko, Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, e-mail: europsy@mail.ru

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