1st Edition

Altruistic Emotion, Cognition, and Behavior

ISBN 9781138816404
Published November 17, 2016 by Psychology Press
270 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1986, this book was an effort to integrate thinking and research concerning the role of emotion and cognition in altruistic behaviour. Prior to publication there was a vast body of research and theorizing concerning the development and maintenance of prosocial (including altruistic) behaviour. This book focusses primarily on a specific set of intrapsychic factors involved in prosocial responding, especially emotions and cognitions believed to play a major role in altruistic behaviour. In the final chapters these intrapsychic factors are also discussed in relation to a variety of other relevant factors including socialization and situational influences on altruism.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements  1. Introduction  2. Philosophical and Theoretical Roots  3. Prosocial Emotion: Methods and Current Research  4. Attributions About Others and their Prosocial Actions  5. The Development of Self-Perceptions  6. Role Taking, Attributions About the Origins of Another’s Dependency, and Problem-Solving  7. Altruistic Values and Moral Judgment  8. Prosocial Moral Judgment: Cross-Cultural Research  9. A Model of Prosocial Moral Reasoning  10. The Role of Altruistic Affect and Cognitions in Behavior.  References.  Author Index.  Subject Index.

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