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Adult Attachment and Caregiving: Individual Differences in Providing a Safe Haven and Secure Base to Others

Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver

in Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195388107
eISBN:
9780199918386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388107.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Over the past two decades, we have been working to transform attachment theory into a general theory of adult personality and behavior in social relationships. This has required expanding the theory ... More


The Human Caregiving System: A Neuroscience Model of Compassionate Motivation and Behavior

Stephanie L. Brown, R. Michael Brown, and Stephanie D. Preston

in Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195388107
eISBN:
9780199918386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388107.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this essay we describe the essential features of a neurobiological system whose purpose is to provide the motivation needed to bestow resources on others—the “caregiving system.” After presenting ... More


Background and Historical Perspective

R. Michael Brown, Louis A. Penner, and Stephanie L. Brown

in Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195388107
eISBN:
9780199918386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388107.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides readers with background information for the volume, Moving Beyond Self-Interest (S. Brown, R. Brown, & Penner, 2011), which describes new developments in theory and research on ... More


A New View of UtilityMaximizing “Optimal Investment”

Dylan M. Smith, Stephanie L. Brown, and Mary L. Rigdon

in Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195388107
eISBN:
9780199918386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388107.003.0064
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this brief essay, we review benefits of the caregiving system for health and well-being, and argue that these benefits are not reflected in economic models of how to maximize utility. We then ... More


Motivation and the Delivery of Social Services

Julian Le Grand

in Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195388107
eISBN:
9780199918386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388107.003.0069
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter considers the implications of the neuroscience of caregiving and altruism for the discipline of political science. It describes the non-biological explanations for human behavior widely ... More


The Origins of Physical Punishment: An Ethological/Attachment Perspective on the Use of Physical Punishment by Human Parents

Patricia M. Crittenden

in Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085471
eISBN:
9780300133806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085471.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses the appropriateness of physical punishment of children, which has been periodically questioned despite it being widely accepted as a natural and unquestioned aspect of ... More


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