Motivation, Altruism, Personality and Social Psychology takes up the debate around altruism and the acceptance in society that self-interest is a healthy guiding principle in life, and argues that helping behaviour can lead to self-fulfilment and happiness and is beneficial to psychological health and society in general.
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Table of ContentsPART I: INTRINSIC DRIVE TO BECOME EXOCENTRIC ALTRUISTS 1. An Unenlightened Developmental Psychology 2. Proposed Hyperbola Paradigm 3. Expanding the Scope of Biological Evolution 4. The Unlikely Samaritans PART II: A FRESH LOOK AT PATHOLOGY 5. Pathological Self-Interest 6. Needs Frustration and Mindset of 9/11 Jihadists 7. The Special Case of Psychopathy PART III: SEQUENTIAL CONFIRMATION OF THE HYPERBOLA PARADIGM 8. Post-materialist Value Change 9. New Challenges for the West 10. Political Values in a Threat Environment 11. The Rejection of Barabbas PART IV: THE COMING AGE OF ALTRUISM 12. Aligning Governing Systems and Altruistic Values 13. Promoting Altruistic Constructivist Education 14. Helping the Afflicted Transcend Self-Interest