The need for proximal mechanisms to understand individual differences in altruism

Gustavo Carlo, Rick A. Bevins

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Abstract

There are three concerns regarding Rachlin's altruism model. First, proximal causal mechanisms such as those identified by cognitive neuroscientists and behavioral neuropharmacologists are not emphasized. Second there is a lack of clear testable hypotheses. And third, extreme forms of altruism are emphasized rather than common forms. We focus on an overaching theme - proximal mechanisms of individual differences in altruism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-256
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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