Emotional closeness as a mediator of the effect of genetic relatedness on altruism.

@article{Korchmaros2001EmotionalCA,
  title={Emotional closeness as a mediator of the effect of genetic relatedness on altruism.},
  author={Josephine D. Korchmaros and David A. Kenny},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          262-5
        }
}
Inclusive fitness theory has been used to explain the overall pattern of altruistic behavior. However, this theory does not address the proximal causes of altruism. The purpose of the present study was to increase the understanding of altruism by testing a model that includes both ultimate and proximate causes. In particular, emotional closeness was tested as a mediator of the effect of genetic relatedness on altruistic behavior. This was accomplished by having college students choose which of… CONTINUE READING
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