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Author Pfaff, Donald W., 1939-

Title The altruistic brain : how we are naturally good / Donald W. Pfaff, PhD ; with Sandra Sherman.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.


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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  155.232 PFAFF    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  155.2 PFA    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  155.232 PFAFF    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  155.232 PFAFF    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  155.232 P523A    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  155.232 PF    Check Shelf
Description ix, 295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The biological/evolutionary roots of altruism -- Altruistic brain theory introduced -- Primary neuroscience research underlying each step of altruistic brain theory -- Neural and hormonal mechanisms that promote prosocial behaviors once the moral decision is made -- New neuroscience research : the theory's link to an ethical universal -- How altruistic brain theory changes our perceptions of ourselves and of altruism -- Why the altruistic brain matters : its significance to addressing individuals' bad behavior -- Multiplier effect : from bad to worse in a social setting -- No easy answers ... but no pessimism either.
Subject Altruism.
Brain -- Physiology.
Evolution (Biology)
Behavior -- physiology.
Biological Evolution.
Added Author Sherman, Sandra.
ISBN 9780199377466
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