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The Altruism Question : Toward A Social-psychological Answer

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The Altruism Question : Toward A Social-psychological Answer
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The Altruism Question
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Toward A Social-psychological Answer
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Are our efforts to help others ever driven solely by altruistic motivation, or is our ultimate goal always some form of self- benefit (egoistic motivation)? This volume reports the development of an empirically-testable theory of altruistic motivation and a series of experiments designed to test that theory. It sets the issue of egoism versus altruism in its larger historical and philosophical context, and brings diverse experiments into a single, integrated argument. Readers will find that this book provides a solid base of information from which questions surrounding the existence of altruistic motivation can be further investigated
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The Altruism Question : Toward A Social-psychological Answer
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The Altruism Question : Toward A Social-psychological Answer
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 The Question Posed by Our Concern for Others: Altruism or Egoism? -- Part I: The Altruism Question in Western Thought -- 2 Egoism and Altruism in Western Philosophy -- 3 Egoism and Altruism in Early Psychology -- 4 The Altruism Question in Contemporary Psychology -- Part II: Toward an Answer: The Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis -- 5 A Scientific Method for Addressing the Altruism Question -- 6 A Three-Path Model of Egoistic and Altruistic Motivation to Help: The Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis -- 7 Egoistic Alternatives to the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis -- Part III: Testing the Egoistic Alternatives to the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis -- 8 Aversive-Arousal Reduction -- 9 Empathy-Specific Punishment -- 10 Empathy-Specific Reward -- Part IV: Extensions -- 11 Other Possible Sources of Altruistic Motivation: The Altruistic Personality -- 12 Implications and Limitations of the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis -- References -- Author Index -- Subject Index
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