By Douglas A. Vakoch
The earlier decade has obvious a proliferation of analysis on altruism, made attainable partly through major investment from firms reminiscent of the toilet Templeton beginning. whereas major learn has been carried out on organic, social, and person dimensions of altruism, there was no try and supply an summary of the ways in which altruistic habit and attitudes differ throughout cultures. The publication addresses the methodological demanding situations of discovering altruism throughout cultures, in addition to the ways in which altruism is show up in tricky conditions. a selected energy of the ebook is its consciousness to a number of disciplinary methods to realizing altruism, with members from fields together with psychology, anthropology, sociology, biology, communique, philosophy, spiritual experiences, gender reports, and bioethics.
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Altruism in Cross-Cultural Perspective (International and Cultural Psychology) by Douglas A. Vakoch