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Edition: 1th
Date: 2009
Page count: 315 pages
Format: B/5
ISBN: 978-963-2790-19-0
Category: Philosophy-Psychology
Series: Body and Mind

Original price: 3400 Ft

The Nature of the Merit
Selflessness, cooperation, generosity

Prof. Tamás Bereczkei is Professor in Psychology, with biological and phylosophical background. His interest encompasses fields like sexual attractiveness, mate choice, reproductive behavior, altruism and prosocial behavior, socialization during childhood, and others (see Research and Publications). His main goal is to apply evolutionary approach to psychological problems, and then search for proximate mechanisms underlying adaptive designs. The results of these studies have been published in international journals such as Evolution and Human Behavior, Human Nature, Current Anthropology, Proceedings of Royal Society, Personality and Individual Differences, etc. He is leader of Evolutionary Research Group in the Institute of Psychology (University of Pécs, Hungary), and the co-editor of Journal of Evolutionary Psychology.

 

About the author: http://www.evolutionpsychology.com/staff_bereczkei.html

 

CONTENTS

 

RELATIONSHIP

The Yanomamos 

Social units

Romanies

Personal support and fertility

Mass societies

The norm of the social responsibility

The Hamilton rule

Evolutionary algorithms in human behavior

FAMILY

Relations recognizing systems

Attribution/feature matching

Learning

Emotional closeness

SIMILARITY

Own face experiments

Brain controll

Attitudes

Names

Groups and races

Confidence game

TUNED TO EACH OTHER

Homogamy: couples and friends

Imprinting

Mating

COOPERATION

Evolutionary past

Economic exchange relations

Social collaboration

Conclusion rules

The probability of returns

Retention

The cooperation as reward

FRAUD

Face of deceivers

Telltale emotions

The higher level process of searching deceivers

Identifying collaborators

Flexible strategies

TRUST

Heuristic of social exchanges

Hormone of trust

Compulsion of reciprocation, norm of reciprocitation

Diversity of personality

Emotional conditions

Sense and Sensibility

Friendship

BEYOND SELF-INTEREST

Principle of justiceship

Rewards and punishment

Transaction in group

PUNISHMENT

Altruistic punishment

The cost and profit of punishment

Negative emotions

Brain centers

NORMS AND SANCTIONS

The evolution of strong reciprocity

Group selection and social norms

Traditional societies

Bushmen

Strangers: cooperation and rivalry

Membership and penalty 

FAME

Indirect reciprocity and getting reputation

Good deed and good fame

Decision processes

Observers

Judges

Reputation and penalty

Competing altruism

GENEROSITY

Support for outsiders

The barriers of experimental games

Analyis of a “real” life situation

The benefactor’s prestige

Selfish and altruistic motives

BRAGGING

 Theory of costly signaling

Anthropological tests

Modern industrial societies

Creative relief campaign – the moral of an experiment 

SYMPATHY

Selfish altruism

“Real” altruism

Empathy: synchronization

Empathy: emotional response and exchange of viewpoints

Mind theory

Macchiavellism

REASONS AND CAUSES

Evolutionary stategies

Emotional reactions

Cognitive processes

Motivational conditions

Personality

Situation

Interaction

Cultural norms

The modell: Conclusion

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