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Altruism in Humans

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An authoritative exploration, based on decades of research, of the theory surrounding altruism and its potential contribution to better interpersonal and societal relations.

Black cloth, gilt; unmarked. Dustwrapper has very slight shelfwear. Highlighting on 7 pages, otherwise internally unmarked. 329 pp.

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 thisconclusion. 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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Author(s):
Batson, C. Daniel
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0195341066
ISBN-13:
9780195341065
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Altruism in Humans

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An authoritative exploration, based on decades of research, of the theory surrounding altruism and its potential contribution to better interpersonal and societal relations.

Black cloth, gilt; unmarked. Dustwrapper has very slight shelfwear. Highlighting on 7 pages, otherwise internally unmarked. 329 pp.

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 thisconclusion. 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.

Author(s):
Batson, C. Daniel
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0195341066
ISBN-13:
9780195341065
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Altruism in Humans

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