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Altruism and HealthPerspectives from Empirical Research$
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Stephen G. Post

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195182910

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.001.0001

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Altruism, Well-Being, and Mental Health in Late Life

Altruism, Well-Being, and Mental Health in Late Life

(p.56) 4. Altruism, Well-Being, and Mental Health in Late Life
Altruism and Health

Elizabeth Midlarsky

Eva Kahana

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with the background of and a theory on altruism. It then focuses on research on older helpers, emphasizing work on Holocaust heroes, who are at the time of writing this book quite elderly. The basic premise of this chapter is that the consequences of altruism, in the form of well-being and mental health, can be viewed through the prism of the altruism paradox.

Keywords:   altruism paradox, altruistic behaviour, older adults, well being, mental health

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