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From the Publisher"Moving Beyond Self-Interest is a highly significant edited collection that will serve as a foundation stone for future research in this field. The volume editors are leading the way in describing the basic science of the caregiving system at the biological, psychological, and evolutionary levels. This intellectually elevating collection is a must-read for anyone who is interested in human nature at its best, or who reflects on the potential of social organization and policy to optimize human thriving."
- Stephen G. Post, Director, Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics, Stony Brook University Medical Center, and editor of Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research
"This book is a valuable resource on an under-studied but critical topic for the field and our species - the causes, consequences, and correlates of caregiving behavior. The cast of contributing authors is stellar. Topics range from the evolutionary, neurological, and motivational bases of caregiving, to its implications for economics, political science, and social policy."
- Nancy Eisenberg, Regents' Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University
"For most of the twentieth century, social scientists resisted any attempts to think about human beings in evolutionary terms, out of fear that we'd discover terrible things about our selfish natures. But a new wave of biologically based research has demonstrated that we are intricately designed to care about other people. Moving Beyond Self-Interest is an impressive and thought-provoking volume."
- Douglas T. Kenrick, Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University, and author of Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life
"From a variety of starting points, this volume provides the reader with the perspective necessary to truly understand the relationships among such vital phenomena as self-interest, altruism, and care-giving."
- Robert B. Cialdini, author of Influence: Science and Practice
"This volume comes with an ambitious, even breathtaking title: Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences. This book truly delivers what it advertises. I know of no other volume on prosocial behavior and helping that covers so much important material so well. This is an extraordinary book from people who bring insights and perspective to one of the most important aspects of the human condition."
- William Graziano Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University