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Giving and Helping—Why Altruism?

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide

Giving and Helping—Why Altruism?

Taught by Professor Scott Huettel | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Economics & Finance Courses

Why do people act to help others, even when those actions may not be in their own interest? Investigate the nature of altruism and human behavioral biases that affect generosity and charitable giving. Identify how we can use these biases as tools to both encourage giving and make better decisions.

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