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Helping Behavior and Longevity: An Emotion Model

Deborah D. Danner, Wallace V. Friesen, and Adah N. Carter

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter examines a possible mechanism to account for why helping behaviours might have positive health outcomes. It argues that positive emotional responses, particularly future-oriented ... More


Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Stephen G. Post (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Does a kindly, charitable interest in others have health benefits for the agent, particularly when coupled with helping behaviours? Although the answer remains unclear, researchers have established ... More


The Sociobiology of Human Cooperation

Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis

in A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151250
eISBN:
9781400838837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151250.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter examines the sociobiology of human cooperation. Given the tendency of people to copy the successful and the fact that natural selection favors the more fit, the chapter asks how our ... More


Altruism, Religion, and Health: Exploring the Ways in Which Helping Others Benefits Support Providers

Neal Krause

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter suggests that, for those so inclined, a religious community in which altruism is prescribed might be useful. It discusses the ways in which formal places of worship provide opportunities ... More


A Short Natural History of Altruism and Healing

Christopher Boehm

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter explores the deep evolutionary roots of altruism and healing. It discusses medical practices among apes, as well as their medical helping behaviours. It then moves to a focus on the role ... More


The Evolution of Altruism in Humans

Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis

in A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151250
eISBN:
9781400838837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151250.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter focuses on the evolution of altruism in humans. Following William Hamilton, it uses the term “helping” to describe behaviors that confer benefits on others and reserves the term ... More


How Altruistic by Nature?

Dennis L. Krebs

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/9780195388107.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this chapter I distinguish between two basic forms of altruism, which I call biological and psychological altruism, and explain how dispositions to emit each type evolved in the human species. ... More


Cooperative breeding systems

Michael A. Cant

in The Evolution of Parental Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199692576
eISBN:
9780191774737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692576.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Cooperative breeding species are those where adult group members routinely invest care and effort raising offspring that are not their own. These systems have proved to be excellent models to test ... More


What Do Children and Chimpanzees Reveal About Human Altruism?

Felix Warneken

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0073
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews studies on altruistic behavior. Young children engage in helping behaviors and so do chimpanzees. These findings challenge the idea that human altruistic behaviors are due to ... More


Chronic Pain and Interpersonal Processes: A Need-Based Approach

Sara Kindt, Liesbet Goubert, Maarten Vansteenkiste, and Tine Vervoort

in Motivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190627898
eISBN:
9780190627928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190627898.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter argues that one particular type of a caregiver’s behavioral response to pain cannot, in and of itself, be considered adaptive or maladaptive. It contends that to understand the ... More


Understanding Domestic Violence among Immigrant Latina Women

Catherine Fuchsel

in Yes I Can, (Sí, Yo Puedo): An Empowerment Program for Immigrant Latina Women in Group Settings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190672829
eISBN:
9780190672850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672829.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter examines domestic violence among immigrant Latina women, including prevalence and barriers to accessing services such as fear of deportation, lack of legal status, inability to speak ... More


A New Method for Theory Testing in Social Psychology: The Case of Dissonance

Barry E. Collins

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Norman Miller and Barry E. Collins, both social psychologists, reflect on their most underappreciated work: a research on dissonance as a new method for theory testing in the field of social ... More


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