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ERIC Number: EJ889278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2725
Altruism and Helping: The Evolution of a Field--The 2008 Cooley-Mead Presentation
Piliavin, Jane Allyn
Social Psychology Quarterly, v72 n3 p209-225 Sep 2009
I present a selective history of the evolution of the study of altruism and helping behavior, using a series of questions and answers. Some of the topics covered include the motives for helping, the origins of helping and altruism in evolution and child development, the relationship of organizations to helping, and the psychological and health consequences for the helper. A framework within which to view the current structure of the field is presented, and a challenge is issued for scholars in the areas of social movements and helping behavior to come together to synthesize the two fields. (Contains 6 figures, 1 table and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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