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Published: 03 January 2019

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780190651374

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A Scientific Search for Altruism

Do We Only Care About Ourselves?

C. Daniel Batson

  • Relies on experiments studying humans to address the question of whether altruistic motivation exists
  • Suggests that the evolutionary basis for empathy-induced altruism lies in cognitive generalization of parental care
  • Considers both positive and negative practical implications of the existence of empathy-induced altruism

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