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Altruism in humans

Author: C Daniel Batson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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This book takes a hard-science look at the possibility that we humans have the capacity to care for others for their sakes (altruism) rather than simply for our own (egoism). The look is based on an extensive series of theory-testing laboratory experiments conducted over the past 35 years.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Daniel Batson
OCLC Number: 823888387
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 7 juin 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (1 texte électronique)
Contents: Introduction ; Part I: A Theory of Altruistic Motivation ; 1. The Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis ; 2. Antecedents of Empathic Concern ; 3. Behavioral Consequences of Empathy-Induced Altruism ; Part II: Empirical Evidence ; 4. Turning to Experiments ; 5. Testing the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis ; 6. Two Further Challenges to the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis ; Part III: Altruism in Action ; 7. Benefits of Empathy-Induced Altruism ; 8. Liabilities ; 9. Toward a Pluralism of Prosocial Motives-and a More Humane Society ; Summary and Conclusion ; References
Responsibility: C. Daniel Batson.

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Authored by the world's preeminent scholar on altruism, this landmark work is an authoritative scholarly resource on the theory surrounding altruism and its potential contribution to better  Read more...

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I believe that Altruism in Humans is a momentous work that comes after Batson's retirement and will stand as the hallmark of his career. * PsycCRITIQUES *

 
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