The Psychology of Altruism

Fowler, James W.
June 1990
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Jun/Jul1990, Issue 4, p43
Examines the psychology of altruism. Revelation of the contours and character of an underside of the Holocaust that often remains suppressed; Performance of a study of the developmental social psychology of altruism; Examination of the rescue activities in each of the countries of Europe that experienced occupation by the Germans; Emergence of the confusion from the failure to make qualitative distinctions regarding the degree of reflectiveness, the reliance upon principles, and the balance of internal and external influences upon behavior.


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