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Altruism and health : perspectives from empirical health

Author: Stephen G Post
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book provides heuristic models, from evolution and neuroscience, to explain the association between altruism and health, and examine potential public health and practical implications of the existing data.
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Additional Physical Format: Altruism and health
(NL-LeOCL)291945384
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen G Post
ISBN: 9780195182910 019518291X
OCLC Number: 212429136
Description: 1 online resource ([xxi, 458] pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I. Research on volunteering and health ; Part II. The contribution of altruistic emotions to health ; Part III. Evolutionary models of altruism and health ; Part IV. Altruism, health, and religion.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen G. Post.

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