ERIC Number: EJ201802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
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Psychological and Biological Perspectives on Altruism.
Hoffman, Martin L.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v1 n4 p323-39 Dec 1978
Explores the case for viewing altruism as an inherent part of human nature. Postulates an altruistic disposition or motive to act which is under the control of perceptual and cognitive processes. Presents psychological evidence complementing this view. Discusses social implications of a biological basis for human altruism. (RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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