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A HANDBOOK OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON ALTRUISM AND HEALTH Edited by Stephen G. Post. Ph.D. Table of Contents Acknowledgements General Introduction (Stephen G. Post, P.D.) PART ONE: RESEARCH ON VOLUNTEERING AND HEALTH Introduction (Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. with Brie Zeltner) Ch. 1: Does Volunteering Foster Physical Health and Longevity? (Doug Oman, Ph.D.) Ch. 2: Altruism and Subjective Well-Being: Conceptual Model and Empirical Support (Carolyn Schwartz, Sc.D.) Ch. 3: Do Generative Adolescents Become Healthy Older Adults? (Paul Wink, Ph.D. & Michele Dillon, Ph.D.) Ch. 4: Altruism, Well-Being and Mental Health in Late Life (Elizabeth Midlarsky, Ph.D. and Eva Kahana) Ch. 5: Altruism and Health in HIV (Gail Ironson, M.D., Ph.D.) Ch. 6: Self-Initiated Volunteering and Mental Health (Marc A. Musick, Ph.D. & Miranda R. Waggoner) Ch. 7: Altruism and Health: Is There a Link During Adolescence? (Peter L. Benson, Ph.D., E. Gil Clary, Ph.D., & Peter C. Scales, Ph.D.) Ch. 8: Rx: Volunteer - A Prescription for Healthy Aging (Adam S. Hirschfelder, M.A. with Sabrina L. Reilly, M.A.) PART TWO: THE CONTRIBUTION OF ALTRUISTIC EMOTIONS TO HEALTH Introduction (Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. with Brie Zeltner) Ch. 9: The Biology of Positive Emotions and Health (Andrea Marques-Deak, Ph.D. & Esther M. Sternberg, M.D.) Ch. 10: Integrating Positive Psychology into Epidemiologic Theory: Reflections on Love, Salutogenesis, and Determinants of Population Health (Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H.) Ch. 11: Generativity - A Form of Unconditional Love (George E. Vaillant, M.D.) Ch. 12: The Role of Love, Attachment, and Altruism in Adjustment to Military Trauma (Bita Ghafoori, Ph.D. & Robert Hierholzer, M.D.) Ch. 13: Helping Behavior and Longevity: An Emotion Model (Deborah D. Danner, Ph.D., Wallace V. Friesen, Ph.D., Adah N. Carter, M.A.) Ch. 14: Forgiveness and Health: A Review and Theoretical Exploration of Emotion Pathways (Charlotte V.O. Witvliet & Michael E. McCullough, Ph.D.) Ch. 15: Befriending Man's Best Friends: Does Altruism Toward Animals Promote Psychological and Physical Health? (Marivic Dizon, Ph.D., with Lisa D. Butler , Ph.D. & Cheryl Koopman, Ph.D.) PART THREE: EVOLUTIONARY MODELS OF ALTRUISM AND HEALTH Introduction (Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. with Brie Zeltner) Ch. 16: Close Relationships and Health Through the Lens of Selective Investment Theory (Stephanie L. Brown, Ph.D., R. Michael Brown, Ph.D., Ashley Schiavone Ch. 17: Health and the Ecology of Altruism (David Sloan Wilson, Ph.D.) Ch. 18: A Short History of Altruism and Health (Christopher Boehm, Ph.D.) Ch. 19: Altruistic Love, Resiliency and Health and the Role of Medicine (Gregory Fricchione, M.D.) Ch. 20: Monagamy, Love, and Benevolence: Lessons from Prairie Voles (C. Sue Carter, Ph.D.) PART FOUR: ALTRUISM, HEALTH AND RELIGION Introduction (Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. with Brie Zeltner) Ch. 21: Volunteerism, Religiousness, Spirituality, and the Health Outcomes of Older Adults (Allen M. Omoto, Ph.D. and Mich`ele M. Schlehofer, M.A.) Ch. 22: Altruism, Religion, and Health: Exploring the Ways in Which Helping Others Benefits Support Providers (Neal Krause, Ph.D.) Ch. 23: Altruistic Love and Physical Health (Harold G. Koenig, M.D.)
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Altruism -- Psychological aspects.