The Altruism Question

Readers will find that this book provides a solid base of information from which questions surrounding the existence of altruistic motivation can be further investigated.

Author: C. Daniel Batson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317785361

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

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Are our efforts to help others ever driven solely by altruistic motivation, or is our ultimate goal always some form of self- benefit (egoistic motivation)? This volume reports the development of an empirically-testable theory of altruistic motivation and a series of experiments designed to test that theory. It sets the issue of egoism versus altruism in its larger historical and philosophical context, and brings diverse experiments into a single, integrated argument. Readers will find that this book provides a solid base of information from which questions surrounding the existence of altruistic motivation can be further investigated.

Handbook of Psychology Personality and Social Psychology

The altruism question : Toward a socialpsychological answer . Hillsdale , NJ : Erlbaum . Batson , C. D. , & Ahmad , N. ( 2001 ) . Empathy - induced altruism in a Prisoner's Dilemma : II . What if the target of empathy has defected ?

Author: Irving B. Weiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471384046

Category: Psychology

Page: 696

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Includes established theories and cutting-edge developments. Presents the work of an international group of experts. Presents the nature, origin, implications, an future course of major unresolved issues in the area.

Handbook of Individual Differences in Social Behavior

The altruism question: Toward a social-psychological answer. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. Batson, C. D., Bolen, M. H., Cross, J. A., & NeuringerBenefiel, H. E. (1986). Where is the altruism in the altruistic personality?

Author: Mark R. Leary

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462514892

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

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How do individual differences interact with situational factors to shape social behavior? Are people with certain traits more likely to form lasting marriages; experience test-taking anxiety; break the law; feel optimistic about the future? This handbook provides a comprehensive, authoritative examination of the full range of personality variables associated with interpersonal judgment, behavior, and emotion. The contributors are acknowledged experts who have conducted influential research on the constructs they address. Chapters discuss how each personality attribute is conceptualized and assessed, review the strengths and limitations of available measures (including child and adolescent measures, when available), present important findings related to social behavior, and identify directions for future study.

Handbook of Motivation Science

Social psychologists have begun to address the question of the nature of prosocial motivation by drawing on (1) Kurt Lewin's ideas about goal-directed motivation and the ... The altruism question: Toward a social-psychological answer.

Author: James Y. Shah

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462515110

Category: Psychology

Page: 638

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Integrating significant advances in motivation science that have occurred over the last two decades, this volume thoroughly examines the ways in which motivation interacts with social, developmental, and emotional processes, as well as personality more generally. The Handbook comprises 39 clearly written chapters from leaders in the field. Cutting-edge theory and research is presented on core psychological motives, such as the need for esteem, security, consistency, and achievement; motivational systems that arise to address these fundamental needs; the process and consequences of goal pursuit, including the role of individual differences and contextual moderators; and implications for personal well-being and interpersonal and intergroup relations.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology

(Continued) Two additional forms of prosocial motivation also seem worthy of consideration. Collectivism – motivation with the ... Batson, C.D. (1991) The Altruism Question: Toward a Social-Psychological Answer. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Author: Michael A Hogg

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446204771

Category: Psychology

Page: 417

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`This Volume is everything one would want from a one-volume handbook′ - Choice Magazine In response to market demand, The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology: Concise Student Edition has been published and represents a slimmer (16 chapters in total), more course focused and student-friendly volume. The editors and authors have also updated all references, provided chapter introductions and summaries and a new Preface outlining the benefits of using the Handbook as an upper level teaching resource. It will prove indispensable reading for all upper level and graduate students studying social psychology.

Social Psychology

Lack of social support in the etiology and the prognosis of coronary heart disease: A systematic review and ... Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, 48–60. ... The altruism question: Toward a social-psychological answer.

Author: Eliot R. Smith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781136845116

Category: Psychology

Page: 740

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Using an engaging narrative, this textbook demonstrates how social processes are inherently interconnected by uniquely applying underlying and unifying principles throughout the text. With its comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary research—illustrated with real-world examples from many disciplines, including medicine, law, and education—Social Psychology 4th Edition connects theory and application, providing undergraduate students with a deeper and more holistic understanding of the factors that influence social behaviors. New to the 4th Edition: Each chapter now features 1-2 "culture" boxes, focusing on cross-cultural research on social psychological phenomena. Each chapter now features 1-2 "hot topic" boxes, where we highlight cutting edge and emerging findings. Many references updated throughout, with over 700 new references. A more comprehensive and user-friendly set of online supplementary resources will accompany the new edition. New co-author Heather Claypool of Miami University of Ohio.

An Introduction to Social Psychology

Batson, C. D. (1991). The altruism question: Toward a social‐psychological answer. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. Batson, C. D. (1994). Why act for the public good? Four answers. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 20, 603–610.

Author: Miles Hewstone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119486268

Category: Education

Page: 880

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This definitive resource in social psychology includes engaging study tools designed to help students grasp the underlying theories and the latest research in the field. In the 7th edition of An Introduction to Social Psychology, students will discover a wealth of tools to help them understand the theories and fundamental knowledge in the ever-evolving field of social psychology. With contributions leading psychologists, this feature-rich edition includes Theory Boxes, Research Close-ups, and Lab Boxes to help cement students’ understanding of the study material. This essential study guide has been engaging and educating students on social psychology theories and research for over 34 years. For students entering into the world of social psychology for the first time, this book covers foundational topics, such as: ● The history of social psychology throughout Europe ● Updated research methods and newly developed theories ● In-depth looks at social cognition, aggression, prosocial behavior, and relationships ● Strategies for changing attitude and behavior ● Critical study materials for multiple-choice testing The combination of traditional academic study with cohesion of topics, accessibility of material, and pedagogy in this 7th edition makes it a definitive resource for both instructors and beginning psychology students alike.

EBook Social Psychology 3e

Trivers, R. L. (1971). The evolution of reciprocal altruism. Quarterly Review of Biology, 46(1), 35–57. Contemporary Papers Batson, C. D. (2014). The altruism question: Toward a social-psychological answer. Psychology Press.

Author: David Myers

Publisher: McGraw Hill

ISBN: 9781526847935

Category: Psychology


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Social psychology has a profound influence on our everyday lives; from our shopping habits to our interactions at a party. It seeks to answer questions that we often think and talk about; questions such as: - What circumstances prompt people to help, or not to help? - What factors influence the ups and downs of our close relationships? - Why do some people behave differently when on their own compared to in a group? - What leads individuals sometimes to hurt, and other times to help one another? - Why are we attracted to certain types of people? - How do some persuade others to do what they want? This new edition of Social Psychology has been revised to introduce a more flexible structure for teaching and studying. It includes up-to-date, international research with an emphasis throughout on its critical evaluation. Applied examples across the chapters help to highlight the relevance, and hence the impact, that the theories and methods of this fascinating subject have upon the social world. Key Features Include: - Research Close-Up: Following a brand-new style, this feature matches the layout used in research papers, providing an accessible introduction to journal articles and the research methods used by social psychologists. - Focus On: Fully revised, these boxes look at opposing viewpoints, controversial research or alternative approaches to the topics. This offers a more critical outlook and prompts the questioning of the validity of published research - Recommended Readings: New to this edition, recommended further readings of both classic and contemporary literature have been added to each chapter, providing a springboard for further consideration of the topics. Connect Psychology is McGraw-Hill’s digital learning and teaching environment. Students – You get easy online access to homework, tests and quizzes designed by your instructor. You receive immediate feedback on how you’re doing, making it the perfect platform to test your knowledge. Lecturers – Connect gives you the power to create auto-graded assignments, tests and quizzes online. The detailed visual reporting allows you to easily monitor your students’ progress. In addition, you can access key support materials for your teaching, including a testbank, seminar materials and lecture support. Visit: for more details. Professor David N. Myers holds the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History. As of fall 2017, he serves as the director of the Luskin Center for History and Policy. He previously served as chair of the UCLA History Department (2010-2015) and as director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies (1996-2000 and 2004-2010). Dr Jackie Abell is a Reader in Social Psychology with the Research Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, based at Coventry University, UK. Her current areas of research interest include the application of social psychology to wildlife conservation and environmental issues to facilitate resilience and sustainable development, place attachment and identity, social cohesion and inclusion. Professor Fabio Sani holds a Chair in Social and Health Psychology at the University of Dundee. His general research interest concerns the mental and physical health implications of group processes, social identity and sense of belonging. He has been an associate editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology.

Social Psychology

Batson, C. D. (1991). The altruism question: Toward a socialpsychological answer. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Batson, C. D. (1994). Why act for the public good? Four answers. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 20, 603–610.

Author: Graham M Vaughan

Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

ISBN: 9781442562318

Category: Psychology

Page: 767

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The 7th edition of this best-selling social psychology text by Graham Vaughan and Michael Hogg, Social Psychology, retains the structure and approach of the previous edition but has been revised to reflect the changes in the field, with the material thoroughly updated throughout. Social Psychology 7e continues to capture the scope and detail of contemporary social psychology as an international scientific enterprise and at the same time deals with the subject in a way that is relevant to university teaching and social psychology research in Australia and New Zealand.

Altruism and Altruistic Love

philosophical questions have resurfaced in social psychology in the past several decades . Experimental research has tested the ... The altruism question : Toward a social - psychological answer . Hillsdale , NJ : Erlbaum Associates .

Author: Stephen G. Post

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019534944X

Category: Psychology

Page: 500

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The concept of altruism, or disinterested concern for another's welfare, has been discussed by everyone from theologians to psychologists to biologists. In this cutting edge book, evolutionary, neurological, developmental, psychological, social, cultural, and religious aspects of altruistic behavior are examined by renowned researchers. The result is a collaborative and provocative look at one of humanity's essential and defining characteristics.