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  • Print publication year: 2015
  • Online publication date: May 2018

11 - Prosocial behavior

Further reading
Dawkins, R. (1976). The Selfish Gene. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hamilton, W. D. (1963). The evolution of altruistic behavior. Am Naturalist, 97, 354–356.
Trivers, R. L. (1971). The evolution of reciprocal altruism. Q Rev Biol, 46, 35–57.
de Waal, F. B. M. (2008). Putting the altruism back in altruism: The evolution of empathy. Ann Rev Psychol, 59, 279–300.
Hoffman, M. L. (2000). Empathy and Moral Development: Implications for Caring and Justice. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Silk, J. B. (2007). Empathy, sympathy, and prosocial preferences in primates. In Dunbar, R. I. M. and Barrett, L. (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology (pp. 115–126). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Campbell, A. (2010). Oxytocin and human social behavior. Pers Soc Psychol Rev, 14, 281–295.
Poulin, M. (2012). Our genes want to be altruists. Observer, 25. Association for Psychological Science.
Silk, J. B., & House, B. R. (2011). Evolutionary foundations of human prosocial sentiments. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 108, 10910–10917.
Tomasello, M. (2009). Why We Cooperate. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press/Boston Review.