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ISBN: 9780195341065
Per Boek Wijzer Taal: engels

Auteur: C. Daniel Batson

We send money to help famine victims halfway around the world. We campaign to save whales and oceans. We stay up all night to comfort a friend with a broken relationship. People will at times risk -- even lose -- their lives for others, including strangers. Why do we do these things? What motivates such behavior?

Altruism in Humans takes a hard-science look at the possibility that we humans have the capacity to care for others for their sakes rather than simply for our own. Based on an extensive series of theory-testing laboratory experiments conducted over the past 35 years, this book details a theory of altruistic motivation, offers a comprehensive summary of the research designed to test the empathy-altruism hypothesis, and considers the theoretical and practical implications of this conclusion.

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 interpersonal relations and a better society.

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  • library_books Kenmerken
    NUR 740
    Aantal pagina's 336 pagina's
    Auteur C. Daniel Batson | C.Daniel Batson
    Bindwijze Hardcover
    Category Boeken
    Category Populaire psychologie
    Category Psychologie
    Category Sociale psychologie
    Category Identiteit & Persoonlijkheid
    Category Persoonlijke ontwikkeling & Mindfulness
    Co-auteur C.Daniel Batson
    Extra groot lettertype Nee
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Psychologie><Sociale psychologie>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Psychologie><Identiteit & Persoonlijkheid>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Persoonlijke ontwikkeling & Mindfulness><Populaire psychologie>
    Illustraties Nee
    NUR code 770
    Oorspronkelijke releasedatum 2011-01-28
    Taal Engels
    Thema Qualifier Code 1KBB
    Thema Subject Code JMH , JMS
    Uitgever Oxford University Press Inc
    Verschijningsdatum 2011-01-28
  • label Onderwerpen