Deprived, but not depraved: Prosocial behavior is an adaptive response to lower socioeconomic status

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40 (2017)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Individuals of lower socioeconomic status display increased attentiveness to others and greater prosocial behavior compared to individuals of higher SES. We situate these effects within Pepper & Nettle's contextually appropriate response framework of SES. We argue that increased prosocial behavior is a contextually adaptive response for lower-SES individuals that serves to increase control over their more threatening social environments.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,310

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Adaptive and Nonadaptive Explanations of Sociopathy.Chris Moore & Michael R. Rose - 1995 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (3):566-567.
An Evolutionary Paradox for Prosocial Behavior.Patrick Forber & Rory Smead - 2014 - Journal of Philosophy 111 (3):151-166.
Health Disparities and Autonomy.Andrew Courtwright - 2008 - Bioethics 22 (8):431-439.
Aggressiveness and Dominance.Ulrich Mueller - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (3):381-382.

Analytics

Added to PP
2017-12-02

Downloads
21 (#536,517)

6 months
1 (#415,900)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?