The Altruistic Brain: How We Are Naturally Good

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9780199377466: The Altruistic Brain: How We Are Naturally Good
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Pfaff convincingly shows the science of altruism... ( Publisher's Weekly)

Written in a highly readable style, The Altruistic Brain summarizes the current state of knowledge in the field and offers an excellent starting point for readers who are interested in learning more about the biology and neuroscience of human prosociality. ( Science)

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