Altruistic love; a study of American "good neighbors" and Christian saints.


Boston, Beacon Press, 1950.

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Subjects Altruism.
Christian saints.
Series Harvard University. Harvard Research Center in Altruistic Integration and Creativity. Publications.
Description vii, 253 pages 22 cm.
Copyright Date 1950.
Notes Bibliography footnotes.
Contents Appendix A. Sample American "good neighbors" : 1. Letters received by the "Breakfast in Hollywood" program ; 2. Sketches of "good neighbors" -- Appendix B. Russian-Orthodox saints.
Part I. American "good neighbors" : 1. The need for positive emphasis -- 2. The selection of our "good neighbors" -- 3. Activities of "good neighbors" -- 4. Opinions about good-neighborliness -- 5. Sex distribution -- 6. Age distribution -- 7. Parental families -- 8. Marital status and families -- 9. Social, occupational, and economic status -- 10. Rural-urban and nationality distribution -- 11. Education and school intelligence -- 12. Attitudes toward the world at large -- 13. Religious attitudes and affiliations -- 14. Political ideologies and affiliations -- 15. Affiliations with other organizations -- 16. Other characteristics -- 17. Factors in good-neighborliness -- 18. Two routes to good-neighborliness -- 19. Recipients of help -- 20. "Good neighbors" and their dearest persons -- 21. Happiness and peace of mind -- 22. "Good neighbors" as deviants -- 23. The meaning of good-neighborliness
Part II. Christian-Catholic saints : 24. The sources of this study -- 25. Sex distribution -- 26. Age distribution -- 27. Months of death and canonization -- 28. Countries of birth and death -- 29. Class origins -- 30. Parental influences -- 31. Types of entrance on the road to sainthood -- 32. Routes to sainthood -- 33. Marriage status -- 34. Socio-occupational status -- 35. Adaptation to environment -- 36. Techniques of self-control -- 37. Fluctuation of the number of saints throughout the centuries -- 38. The saint in sensate, idealistic, and ideational cultures
Part III. Altruism and the personality : 39. Good-neighborliness and saintliness: summary -- 40. The meaning of altruistic love
Network Numbers (OCoLC)302916
(OCoLC)ocm00302916
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WorldCat Identities Sorokin, Pitirim Aleksandrovich, 1889-1968.
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