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Testing the Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis

C. Daniel Batson

in Altruism in Humans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Building on the analysis in Chapter 3 of behaviors differentially affected by altruistic and egoistic motives, this chapter reviews the results of over 30 experiments that were conducted between 1978 ... More


Altruism in Humans

C. Daniel Batson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book takes a hard-science look at the possibility that we humans have the capacity to care for others for their sakes (altruism) rather than simply for our own (egoism). The look is based not on ... More


Two Further Challenges

C. Daniel Batson

in Altruism in Humans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses two challenges to the empathy-altruism hypothesis that have attracted attention in recent years—physical versus psychological escape and self-other merging. The ... More


Turning to Experiments

C. Daniel Batson

in Altruism in Humans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter builds a case for experimentation as the best method to test the empathy-altruism hypothesis against its egoistic alternatives. It also considers limitations of this method. First, cases ... More


The Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis

C. Daniel Batson

in Altruism in Humans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The empathy-altruism hypothesis states that empathic concern produces altruistic motivation. To unpack this deceptively simply hypothesis, it is necessary to know what is meant by “empathic concern,” ... More


The Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis: Issues and Implications

C. Daniel Batson

in Empathy: From Bench to Bedside

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016612
eISBN:
9780262298612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016612.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the empathy–altruism hypothesis, a study which claims that altruistic motivation is the result of empathic concern. It presents the egoism–altruism debate, which led to the ... More


Introduction

C. Daniel Batson

in Altruism in Humans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter begins by presenting a brief set-up of the question addressed by the book—what is the role of altruism in human life? —and looking at the importance of laboratory experiments in ... More


Empathy and Helping

Christian Miller

in Moral Character: An Empirical Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674350
eISBN:
9780191760761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674350.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Feeling empathy for someone in distress is also known to dramatically increase helping. And there is good reason to believe that the motivation to help which arises from empathizing with another is ... More


Empathy-Induced Altruism and Morality: No Necessary Connection

C. Daniel Batson

in Empathy and Morality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199969470
eISBN:
9780199372843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969470.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The empathy-altruism hypothesis states that empathic concern produces altruistic motivation. In this hypothesis, empathic concernrefers to other-oriented emotion elicited by and congruent with the ... More


Caring for Strangers: Conceptual Perspectives

Ofra Mayseless

in The Caring Motivation: An Integrated Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199913619
eISBN:
9780190299002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913619.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter presents and discusses major conceptual perspectives regarding caring for strangers and the related research, which includes generativity, prosocial behavior, and altruism. The chapter ... More


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