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altruism

[al′tro̅o̅·iz′əm]
a sense of unconditional concern for the welfare of others. It may be expressed at the level of the individual, the group, or the larger social system. It is one of the curative factors of participating in group therapy. altruistic, adj.

altruism

(al′troo-ĭz-ĭm) [Fr. altruisme]
Acting for the benefit of others regardless of the consequences for oneself.

involuntary altruism

An action that is taken on behalf of others not because of one's own choosing but because of coercion, fiat, or legislation.
altruist (al′troo-ist″) altruistic (al″troo-is′tik)

altruism

Behaviour manifesting unselfish concern for the advantage of others. Much seemingly altruistic behaviour can be shown, on analysis, not to be so, and there are those who hold that altruism is a myth. Most social scientists, however, accept the concept.
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Altruism and martyrdom in Quranic and Islamic tradition culture", A collection of essays proposed in national conference on literature of altruism, art of martyrdom, Arak, Islamic Azad University, Arak branch.
The items for five dimensions namely; altruism, sportsmanship, conscientiousness, civic virtue and courtesy were identified from relevant studies such as Somech and Ron, (2007); Jung and Hong, (2008); Chuin and Ramayah, (2009).
Altruism is not only viewed as an important value in relationship-oriented societies such as those in the Chinesespeaking world, but there is also considered to be an increasing need for the acquisition of altruistic behavior in educational systems (Baytiyeh & Pfaffman, 2010; Etxebarria et al.
The key is to ensure that organ donations and "exchanges" are motivated by altruism, or at least predominantly motivated by altruism.
A biological approach for the matter of altruism is result of the work of Charles Darwin whom in his work The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex in which Darwin already talked about the evolution of a moral sense, he argued that a proto moral sense is already perceptible in some social insects.
Psychologists have developed many sources of pathological altruism and used it to explain many behaviors.
Addressing the world's most urgent challenges - climate change, economic inequality and social injustice - he added that altruism is a pragmatic answer to the pressing issues of the 21st century.
If their brains' electrical circuits lit up, the researchers chocked it up to altruism because participants had no role.
Henry Brooke has been in a few times to school Altruism and he's been very good.
y OTROS, <<Donations, risk attitudes and time preferences: A study on altruism in primary school children>>, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 115 (2015) 67-74.