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Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences

Stephanie L. Brown, R. Michael Brown, and Louis A. Penner


Moving Beyond Self-Interest is an interdisciplinary volume that discusses cutting-edge developments in the science of caring for and helping others. Contributors raise foundational issues related to human caregiving. They advance new theories and data to show how natural selection might have shaped a genuinely altruistic drive to benefit others, how this drive intersects with the attachment and caregiving systems, and how it emerges from a broader social engagement system made possible by symbiotic regulation of autonomic physiological states. The contributors propose a new neurophysiological ... More

Keywords: caregiving, natural selection, altruism, evolution, empathy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195388107
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388107.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephanie L. Brown, author

R. Michael Brown, author

Louis A. Penner, author

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