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Moving Beyond Self-Interest

Moving Beyond Self-Interest

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About the Book

In Moving Beyond Self-Interest, psychologists, neuroscientists, economists, and political scientists discuss and extend cutting-edge developments in the science of caring for and helping others. Their insights help readers appreciate the human capacity for engaging in altruistic acts, on both a small and large scale.
About the Author:
Stephanie L. Brown is Associate Professor in the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is also a faculty member at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Her scholarly work involves discovering mechanisms that link social behavior to physical health.
R. Michael Brown is Professor Emeritus at Pacific Lutheran University. He is co-creator (with Stephanie Brown) of Selective Investment Theory. He is also co-author (with biologist Paul Cook) of the first interdisciplinary introductory psychology text to utilize evolution and development as integrative themes.
Louis A. Penner is a social psychologist and Professor of Oncology at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State University. He studies psychosocial aspects of medical care, with a particular focus on health disparities. One important part of his research program is studying ways to help parents and children cope with the stresses of pediatric cancer. The goal of this research is to reduce the amount of distress that children and their parents experience during cancer treatments. This work is supported by a grant from the National Cancer Institute.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780195388107
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Depth: 32
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 33 mm
  • Weight: 625 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0195388100
  • Publisher Date: 30 Sep 2011
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 165 mm
  • No of Pages: 320
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences
  • Width: 236 mm

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