Search for dissertations about: "Altruism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 35 swedish dissertations containing the word Altruism.

  1. 1. Self-Control and Altruism

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Conny Wollbrant; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Self-Control; Temptation; Game Theory; Experiment; Pro-Social Behavior; Conditional Cooperation; Altruism; Public Goods; Trust; Risk;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of two theoretical papers on self-control (Chapters 1-2) and four empirical papers (3-6) of which two (Chapter 5 and 6) explore determinants of pro-social behavior, while the other two (Chapters 3-4) examine the relationship between self-control and prosocial behavior. (1) “A Theory of Self-Control-Conflict: The Pyrrhic Motions of Reason and Passion. READ MORE

  2. 2. Patterns of Care : Relating Altruism in Sociobiology and the Christian Tradition of Agape

    University dissertation from Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University

    Author : Eva-Lotta Grantén; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; kunskapsteori; metafysik; estetik; Praktisk filosofi; ideology; epistemology; Sociobiology; Agape; Altruism; Science and Religion; Independence; Conflict; Integration; Care; Systematic philosophy; ethics; metaphysics; aesthetics; ideologi; General; systematic and practical Christian theology; Kristen teologi allmän; systematisk och praktisk ;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study is to relate sociobiological theories of altruism to theories within the Christian tradition of agape. Firstly, it discusses the relation between scientific, ethical and theological understandings of altruism, and argues that it is possible to compare discussions of benevolent acts towards others or other-directedness. READ MORE

  3. 3. Intergenerational Transfers and Altruism

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Nils-Petter Lagerlöf; Efraim Sadka; [1997]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Economics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Nationalekonomi;

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  4. 4. Demanding Values. Participation, empowerment, and NGOs in Bangladesh

    University dissertation from Department of Sociology, Lund University

    Author : Malin Arvidson; [2003]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sociology; organisational control; altruism; staff motivation; organisational values; Bangladesh; NGOs; participation; empowerment; Sociologi;

    Abstract : The concepts participation and empowerment are frequently used in development projects in the third world. The meaning given to the concepts today signal a normative orientation, marking an alternative, people-centred approach to development. When used in development projects, the concepts demand detailed descriptions. READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays on antibiotics use: Nudges, preferences & welfare benefits

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Economics, Stockholm University

    Author : Linnea Wickström Östervall; Jakob Svensson; Astri Muren; Kjetil Bjorvatn; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; field experiment; nudge; reminder; common resources; antibiotics use; resistance; altruism; other-regarding preferences; time preferences; social security; temporary parental leave; natural experiment; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : The stock of effective antibiotics can be seen as a common resource. Depletion of this potentially renewable, but currently finite, resource through the development of resistance poses an important policy problem. Prudent use can delay the spread of resistance. It is hence interesting to study factors that affect use and overuse of antibiotics. READ MORE