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Palgrave Studies in Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity

The Science of Generosity

Causes, Manifestations, and Consequences

Authors: Herzog, Patricia Snell

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  • Summarizes new research on generosity and particularly how humans learn to give
  • Documents the recent mutli-method studies on giving and generous behavior, with implications for research practice
  • Draws on multiple disciplines to provide a cohesive account of generosity across a wide swath of disciplines and with an international perspective
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About this book

This book advances understanding of the manifestations, causes, and consequences of generosity. Synthesizing the findings of the 14 research projects conducted by the Science of Generosity Initiative and offering an appendix of methods for studying generosity, this comprehensive account integrates insights from disparate disciplines to facilitate a broader understanding of giving—ultimately creating a compendium of not only the latest research in the field of altruistic behaviors, but also a research roadmap for the future. As the author sequentially explores the manifestations, causes, and consequences of generosity, Patricia Snell Herzog here also offers analyses ranging from the micro- to macro-level to paint a full picture of the individual, interpersonal and familial, and collective (inter)actions involved in altruism and generosity. The author concludes with a call to stimulate further interdisciplinary generosity studies, describing the implications for emerging scholars and practitioners across sociology, economics, political science, religious studies, and beyond.

About the authors

Patricia Snell Herzog is Melvin Simon Chair and Associate Professor in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, USA. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame. Herzog’s interests include social scientific investigations of charitable giving, youth and emerging adults, and religiosity, including the books American Generosity: Who Gives and Why (2016) and Souls in Transition: The Religious Lives of Emerging Adults in America (2009).

Reviews

“Herzog gives us all a wonderful gift with this intellectual omnivore’s guide to understanding generosity. Any serious library of philanthropy scholarship must now include The Science of Generosity.” (Michael Moody, Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University, USA)

“Clearly and vividly written, The Science of Generosity provides a novel, integrated approach to generosity, making it a foundational resource for scholars and students alike.” (Shai M. Dromi, Lecturer in Sociology, Harvard University, USA)

“Herzog’s work is a must read for researchers studying generosity across the social sciences, practitioners interested in generosity across industries, and teachers and parents who can foster generosity in the young.” (Jan E. Stets, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Social Psychology Research Laboratory (SPYRL), University of California, USA)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 67,40 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26500-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26499-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science of Generosity
Book Subtitle
Causes, Manifestations, and Consequences
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26500-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26500-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26499-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 191
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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