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Beneficial effects of human altruism

Show simple item record Lozada, Mariana D'Adamo, Paola Fuentes, Miguel Angel 2016-10-05T19:41:42Z 2016-10-05T19:41:42Z 01/11/2011
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2011, vol.289, p. 12–16
dc.description.abstract In this work we review converging evidence from several lines of research which suggests that altruism in humans can be intrinsically rewarding. Various investigations illustrate how human altruism can have beneficial effects on health and wellbeing. In this contribution we propose a model that includes positive effects of altruism. These beneficial effects lead to significant changes in the dynamics of the system, favouring higher levels of altruism and facilitating abrupt changes towards cooperation. In the present model, social modulation occurs at both individual and collective levels. The potential beneficial role of altruism proposed here may account for its occurrence among non-kin and beyond reciprocity.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Cooperation
dc.subject Plasticity
dc.subject Cultural conditioning
dc.title Beneficial effects of human altruism
dc.type Artículo

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