Altruism and social solidarity: Envisioning a field of specialization

  title={Altruism and social solidarity: Envisioning a field of specialization},
  author={Vincent Jeffries and Barry V. Johnston and Lawrence T. Nichols and Samuel P. Oliner and Edward A. Tiryakian and Jay A. Weinstein},
  journal={The American Sociologist},
ConclusionThis article has presented a vision of what a field of altruism and social solidarity could potentially involve. An additional perspective on the nature of this field and how it could contribute to the discipline and to society is provided by the science of psychology. In the last decade a fundamental new orientation has developed in this discipline, growing from the pioneering work of Martin E.P. Seligman. Generally identified as “positive psychology” it represents a shift from a… 
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