The Effects of Perspective Taking on Motivations for Helping: Still No Evidence for Altruism

@article{Maner2002TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Perspective Taking on Motivations for Helping: Still No Evidence for Altruism},
  author={J. Maner and Carol L. Luce and S. L. Neuberg and R. Cialdini and S. L. Brown and B. Sagarin},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={1601 - 1610}
}
  • J. Maner, Carol L. Luce, +3 authors B. Sagarin
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • To investigate the existence of true altruism, the authors assessed the link between empathic concern and helping by (a) employing an experimental perspective-taking paradigm used previously to demonstrate empathy-associated helping and (b) assessing the empathy-helping relationship while controlling for a range of relevant, well-measured nonaltruistic motivations. Consistent with previous research, the authors found a significant zero-order relationship between helping and empathic concern… CONTINUE READING

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