Compassion and altruism: how our minds determine who is worthy of help

@article{DeSteno2015CompassionAA,
  title={Compassion and altruism: how our minds determine who is worthy of help},
  author={David DeSteno},
  journal={Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={3},
  pages={80-83}
}
  • D. DeSteno
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
The causal role of affective experiences in the generation of altruistic behavior has emerged as a topic of great interest during the past decade. If continued advancement is to be made, however, two primary issues need to be addressed. The first involves the use of terms such as empathy and compassion. The second involves examination of the ability of these emotional states to be tuned to the ratio of costs and benefits inherent in any given opportunity for altruistic action. In this article… Expand
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