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The Resource The paradox of generosity : giving we receive, grasping we lose, Christian Smith, Hilary Davidson

The paradox of generosity : giving we receive, grasping we lose, Christian Smith, Hilary Davidson

Label
The paradox of generosity : giving we receive, grasping we lose
Title
The paradox of generosity
Title remainder
giving we receive, grasping we lose
Statement of responsibility
Christian Smith, Hilary Davidson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Determining why, when, and to whom people feel compelled to be generous affords invaluable insight into positive and problematic ways of life. Organ donation, volunteering, and the funding of charities can all be illuminated by sociological and psychological perspectives on how American adults conceive of and demonstrate generosity. Focusing not only on financial giving but on the many diverse forms generosity can take, Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson show the deep impact -- usually good, sometimes destructive -- that giving has on individuals. The Paradox of Generosity is the first study to make use of the cutting-edge empirical data collected in Smith's groundbreaking, multidisciplinary, five-year Science of Generosity Initiative. It draws on an extensive survey of 2,000 Americans, more than sixty in-depth interviews with individuals across twelve states, and analysis of over 1,000 photographs and other visual materials. This wealth of evidence reveals a consistent link between demonstrating generosity and leading a better life: more generous people are happier, suffer fewer illnesses and injuries, live with a greater sense of purpose, and experience less depression. Smith and Davidson also show, however, that to achieve a better life a person must practice generosity regularly -- random acts of kindness are not enough. Offering a wide range of vividly illustrative case studies, this volume will be a crucial resource for anyone seeking to understand the true impact and meaning of generosity
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Christian
Dewey number
179/.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Generosity
  • Generosity
Label
The paradox of generosity : giving we receive, grasping we lose, Christian Smith, Hilary Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The paradox of giving and getting -- How generosity enhances well-being -- Generous and ungenerous America -- Understanding ungenerous Americans -- The lived experiences of generous Americans
Control code
ocn874223285
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780199394906
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014007240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)874223285
Label
The paradox of generosity : giving we receive, grasping we lose, Christian Smith, Hilary Davidson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The paradox of giving and getting -- How generosity enhances well-being -- Generous and ungenerous America -- Understanding ungenerous Americans -- The lived experiences of generous Americans
Control code
ocn874223285
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780199394906
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014007240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)874223285

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