13. Can Helping Others Help Oneself? Reflections on Altruism, Health, and Well-Being

  1. George W. Burns
  1. Carolyn E. Schwartz

Published Online: 9 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269664.ch13

Happiness, Healing, Enhancement: Your Casebook Collection for Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy

Happiness, Healing, Enhancement: Your Casebook Collection for Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy

How to Cite

Schwartz, C. E. (2009) Can Helping Others Help Oneself? Reflections on Altruism, Health, and Well-Being, in Happiness, Healing, Enhancement: Your Casebook Collection for Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy (ed G. W. Burns), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118269664.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470291153

Online ISBN: 9781118269664

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Keywords:

  • altruism;
  • conventional therapeutic approaches;
  • personal evolution;
  • therapeutic interventions;
  • clinical trial

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Critical First Step: Stumbling Onto the Benefits of Listening to Others

  • The Knowledge Versus the Wisdom

  • A Growing Scientific Base

  • A Conceptual Model of Altruism: Building on Response Shift Theory

  • The Altruistic Web