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

Author: Stephanie L Brown; R Michael Brown; Louis A Penner
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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In Moving Beyond Self-Interest, psychologists, neuroscientists, economists, and political scientists discuss and extend cutting-edge developments in the science of caring for and helping others.  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Moving beyond self-interest
(NL-LeOCL)337190755
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie L Brown; R Michael Brown; Louis A Penner
ISBN: 9780199918386 0199918384 9780195388107 0195388100
OCLC Number: 773955518
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 297 p.)
Contents: Part I: Introduction ; 1. Background and Historical Perspective ; R. Michael Brown, Louis A. Penner, & Stephanie L. Brown ; Part II: 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 Mikiluncer & Phillip R. Shaver ; 4. Mechanisms, Mediators, and Adaptive Consequences of Caregiving ; Stephen W. Porges & C. Sue Carter ; Part III: The Neuroscience of Caregiving Motivation ; 5. A Model of Human Caregiving Motivation ; Stephanie L. Brown, R. Michael Brown, and Stephanie Preston ; 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 IV: The Psychology of Caregiving Motivation ; 9. Parental Investment in Caregiving Relationships ; Daphne B. Bugental, David A. Beaulieu, & Randy Corpuz ; 10. The Role of Empathic Emotions in Caregiving: Caring for Pediatric Cancer Patients ; Louis A, Penner, Felicity W. K. Harper, & Terrance L. Albrecht ; 11. The Costs and Benefits of Informal Caregiving ; Richard Schulz & Joan K. Monin ; 12. Too Close for Comfort? Lessons from Excesses and Deficits of Compassion in Psychopathology ; June Gruber & Dacher Keltner ; 13. Egosystem and Ecosystem: Motivational Perspectives on Caregiving ; Jennifer Crocker & Amy Canevello ; 14. Caregiving in Adult Close Relationships ; Ellen Berscheid ; Part V: Implications for Economics, Political Science, and Social Policy ; 15. A New View of Utility: Maximizing <"Optimal Investment>" ; Dylan M. Smith, Stephanie L. Brown, & Mary L. Rigdon ; 16. Bringing Neuroscience into Political Science: The Caregiving System and Human Sociopolitical Evolution ; Judith S, Kullberg & J. David Singer ; 17. Motivation and the Delivery of Social Services ; Julian Le Grand ; Epilogue ; Stephanie L. Brown, R. Michael Brown, & Louis A. Penner
Responsibility: ed. by Stephanie L. Brown, R. Michael Brown, Louis A. Penner.

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