Motivation, Altruism, Personality and Social Psychology: The Coming Age of Altruism

Motivation, Altruism, Personality and Social Psychology: The Coming Age of Altruism

by M. Babula

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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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ISBN-13: 9781349440795
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael Babula is an international scholar who holds a dual doctorate in psychology and politics, and an MBA in finance. His publications in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology and PS: Political Science and Politics aim to transform the way in which social scientists view human psychological development. He has taught Applied Social Psychology at Marymount University, USA, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics at Loyola University, USA, and Quantitative Research Methods to postgraduate students at the University of London, UK.

Table of Contents

PART 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

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