Excessive worrying may be as beneficial to human survival as intelligence | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Worrying may have developed along with intelligence as a beneficial trait, according to scientists. "While excessive worry is generally seen as a negative trait and high intelligence as a positive one, worry may cause our species to avoid dangerous situations, regardless of how remote a possibility they may be," said Dr. Coplan. "In essence, worry may make people 'take no chances,' and such people may have higher survival rates. Thus, like intelligence, worry may confer a benefit upon the species."