Solidarity and Prosocial Behavior: An Integration of by Detlev Fetchenhauer, Andreas Flache, Abraham Buunk, Sigwaart

By Detlev Fetchenhauer, Andreas Flache, Abraham Buunk, Sigwaart Lindenberg

The subject of prosocial habit (e.g. equity, harmony, and altruism) has lately shifted again into the guts of realization in numerous disciplines, starting from economics throughout sociology and psychology in the direction of biology. it really is now a well-accepted truth in all human sciences that human habit isn't really continually ruled through egotism and egocentric causes. regrettably, this doesn't clarify why human additionally act blatantly egocentric and are ignorant of the pain of others. This e-book is a reaction to the main issue. It brings jointly major researchers in sociology and psychology to provide an explanation for human egotism and altruism utilizing not just their sector of analysis but additionally bringing in study from economics and biology. for the reason that this paintings brings jointly the study of many alternative disciplines, an entire account of unity and prosocial habit is gifted.

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Such a frame is directly tied to the self, but it is removed from direct emotional involvement in the sense 2: Prosocial Behavior, Solidarity, and Framing Processes 35 that resources must be used before they have any hedonic effect. By contrast, the experience of loss of resources (and the goal of loss avoidance) is likely to be directly tied to emotions and thus will more likely trigger a hedonic frame, instantly shorting the time horizon. A third general goal (only seemingly unrelated to improvement) is the wish “to act appropriately,” which belongs to a frame that may be called a normative frame.

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