Altruism and Prosocial Behavior in Groups

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Emerald Group Publishing, Apr 17, 2009 - Social Science - 270 pages
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In this volume scholars from a variety of disciplines address a range of phenomena related to the general question of when people behave in an altruistic fashion. The specific topics addressed in this volume include how empathy induced altruism can actually be a threat to the some larger collective good, the role of egoism in the production and maintenance of social order, the basis of cooperation in social dilemmas, an evolutionary account of sex differences in the propensity to cooperate, a theoretical analysis of when individuals experience gratitude versus indebtedness in response to receiving help, a new status-driven theory of large scale collective action, a cross-national analysis of institutional versus generalized trust in societies, and how individuals develop expectations for the sanctioning of particular kinds of behaviors. Overall, the volume includes papers that reflect a wide range of theoretical approaches to altruism and prosocial behavior in groups from sociologists and psychologists who work in the general area of group processes.

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Mark Hirschey is the Anderson W. Chandler Professor of Business at the University of Kansas, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in managerial economics and finance. He also is president of the Association of Financial Economists and a member of several professional organizations. Professor Hirschey has published articles for such leading academic journals as the AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC STATISTICS, JOURNAL OF FINANCE, JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL ECONOMICS, and JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS. He also is the author of FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS AND INVESTMENTS: ANALYSIS & BEHAVIOR, the editor of ADVANCES IN FINANCIAL ECONOMICS, and past editor of MANAGERIAL AND DECISION ECONOMICS. He earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ronald C. Lease, Avner Kalay, and Uri Loewenstein are Professors of Finance at the University of Utah. Kose John is a Professor of Banking and Finance at New York University. Oded H. Sarig is a Professor at Tel Aviv University.

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