Those who engage in altruistic behavior reap benefits that are significant and measurable, two sociologists argue.
Philanthropic activity is increasing worldwide in ways that reflect a shared ethos of humanitarian "virtue."
Combining charity with financial gain can seriously tarnish others’ appreciation of altruistic efforts.
After a disaster, donors to relief funds pay more attention to the death toll than to the needs of survivors.
People are more apt to behave in socially responsible ways when they think that others might take notice.
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