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Pathological altruism / edited by Barbara Oakley ... [et al.] ; foreword by Francisco J. Ayala
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BF637.H4 P38 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Altruism
Helping behavior
Empathy
Physical Description xxviii, 465 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Part I. The psychology of pathological altruism -- ch. 1. Pathological altruism : an introduction / Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, and Michael McGrath -- ch. 2. Empathy-based pathogenic guilt, pathological altruism, and psychopathology / Lynn E. O'Connor . . . [et al.] -- ch. 3. A contextual behavioral approach to pathological altruism / Roger Vilardaga and Steven C. Hayes -- ch. 4. Codependency and pathological altruism / Michael McGrath and Barbara Oakley -- Part II. Psychiatric implications of pathological altruism -- ch. 5. Self-addiction and self-righteousness / David Brin -- ch. 6. Pathological altruism and personality disorder / Thomas A. Widiger and Jennifer Ruth Presnall -- ch. 7. The relevance of pathological altruism to eating disorders / Rachel Bachner-Melman -- ch. 8. Animal hoarding : how the semblance of a benevolent mission becomes actualized as egoism and cruelty / Jane N. Nathanson and Gary J. Patronek -- ch. 9. Everyone's friend? the case of Williams Syndrome / Deborah M. Riby, Vicki Bruce, and Ali Jawaid -- Part III. Societal implications of pathological altruism -- ch. 10. Pathological certitude / Robert A. Burton -- ch. 11. Altruism and suffering in the context of cancer : implications of a relational paradigm / Madeline Li and Gary Rodin -- ch. 12. Considering pathological altruism in the law from therapeutic jurisprudence and neuroscience perspectives / Michael L. Perlin -- ch. 13. Pathological altruism : victims and motivational types / Brent E. Turvey -- ch. 14. Does no good deed go unpunished? the victimology of altruism -- ch. 15. Suicide attack martyrdoms : temperament and mindset of altruistic warriors / Adolf TobeƱa -- ch. 16. Genocide : from pathological altruism to pathological obedience / Augustine Brannigan -- ch. 17. Too much of a good thing? foreign aid and pathological altruism / Guruprasad Madhavan and Barbara Oakley -- ch. 18. Was Gandhi a "pathological altruist"? / Arun Gandhi -- ch. 19. A contrarian perspective on altruism : the dangers of first contact / David Brin -- ch. 20. Is pathological altruism altruism? / Bernard Berofsky -- ch. 21. Altruism, pathology, and culture / John W. Traphagan
Part IV. Cultural and evolutionary dimensions of pathological altruism -- ch. 22. Culture-gene coevolution of empathy and altruism / Joan Y. Chiao . . . [et al.] -- ch. 23. The Messianic effect of pathological altruism / Jorge M. Pacheco and Francisco C. Santos -- ch. 24. Battered women, happy genes : there is no such thing as altruism, pathological or otherwise / Satoshi Kanazawa -- Part V. The development and underlying brain processes of pathological altruism -- ch. 25. Empathy, guilt, and depression : when caring for others becomes costly to children / Carolyn Zahn-Waxler and Carol van Hulle -- ch. 26. Autism, empathizing-systemizing (E-S) theory, and pathological altruism / Simon Baron-Cohen -- ch. 27. Seduction super-responders and hyper-trusters : the biology of affiliative behavior / Karol M. Pessin -- ch. 28. Empathic distress fatigue rather than compassion fatigue? integrating findings from empathy research in psychology and social neuroscience / Olga Klimechi and Tania Singer -- Part VI. Synthesis of views on pathological altruism -- ch. 29. Hell's angels : runaway model of pathological altruism / Marc D. Hauser -- ch. 30. Altruism gone mad / Joachim I. Krueger -- ch. 31. Pathology, evolution, and altruism / David Sloan Wilson
Alternate Author Oakley, Barbara A., 1955-

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