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Moving beyond self-interest : perspectives from evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and the social sciences

Author: R Michael Brown; Stephanie L Brown; Louis A Penner
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Moving Beyond Self-Interest' is an interdisciplinary volume that discusses cutting-edge developments in the science of caring for and helping others. Contributors raise foundational issues related to human caregiving.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Michael Brown; Stephanie L Brown; Louis A Penner
ISBN: 0199918384 9780199918386
OCLC Number: 777260104
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 297 pages)
Contents: Part 1. Introduction: 1. Background and historical perspective / R. Michael Brown, Louis A. Penner, and Stephanie L. Brown --
Part 2. Foundations of Caregiving: 2. How altruistic by nature? / Dennis L. Krebs; 3. Adult attachment and caregiving: individual differences in providing a safe haven and secure base to others / Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver; 4. Mechanisms, mediators, and adaptive consequences of caregiving / Stephen W. Porges and C. Sue Carter --
Part 3. The Neuroscience of Caregiving Motivation: 5. The human caregiving system: a neuroscience model of compassionate motivation and behavior / Stephanie L. Brown, R. Michael Brown, and Stephanie D. Preton; 6. Neural circuits regulating maternal behavior: implications for understanding the neural basis of social cooperation and competition / Michael Numan; 7. Neuroscience of empathic responding / Jean Decety; 8. Parental and romantic attachment systems: neural circuits, genes, and experiential contributions to interpersonal engagement / James E. Swain --
Part 4. The Psychology of Caregiving Motivation: 9. Parental investment in caregiving relationships / Daphen B. Bugental, David A. Beaulieu, and Randy Corpuz; 10. The role of empathic emotions in caregiving: caring for pediatric cancer patients / Louis A. Penner, Felicity W.K. Harper, and Terrance L. Albrecht; 11. The costs and benefits of informal caregiving / Richard Schulz and Joan K. Monin; 12. Too close for comfort?: lessons from excesses and deficits of compassion in psychopathology / June Gruber and Dacher Keltner; 13. Egosystem and ecosystem: motivational perspective on caregiving / Jennifer Crocker and Amy Canevello; Caregiving in adult close relationships / Ellen Berscheid --
Part 5. Implications for Economics, Political Science, and Social Policy: 15. A new view of utility: maximizing "optimal investment" / Dylan M. Smith, Stephanie L. Brown, and Mary L. Rigdon; 16. Bringing neuroscience into political science: the caregiving system and human sociopolitical evolution / Judith S. Kullberg and J. David Singer; 17. Motivation and the delivery of social services / Julian Le Grand.
Responsibility: edited by Stephanie L. Brown, R. Michael Brown, Louis A. Penner.

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'Moving Beyond Self-Interest' is an interdisciplinary volume that discusses cutting-edge developments in the science of caring for and helping others. Contributors raise foundational issues related to human caregiving.

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