Ψ - All In The Mind - Anish Chhetri
Current Research as of 21/12/10
Altruism in Human Beings - Chhetri (2010)
Status: preparing to submit to BPS after findings are all collected. Estimated Time: late 2011.
Does altruism exist? Or is it just a myth amongst humans? It’s still a shock that still to this day there is no general consensus within psychologist on the existence of altruism. I plan to challenge certain ideas, such as the Darwinian idea of Natural Selection and to draw scientific conclusions and discover new principals that would hopefully clear the cloud that has shrouded this topic for prospective researchers like me. Since there is much confusion and a flux in the definition, this write up will therefore include a wide variety of fields such as mathematics, economics, anthropology, sociology, biology and psychology in the hope to discover the true meaning of Altruism. Hopefully, this will help to understand and investigate the reasons for the science behind morality by creating lucidity in the field.
Resources and findings (under the creative commons license):
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This is not necessary but I would just like to add this part in case anyone is interested: My research is funded by myself only, and in effect the scale of my study has been restricted. I would love to study on a larger sample, however that takes times and money. If you are interested in my research, and believe it will contribute to science then please help fund it by making a small donation. You will be added to mailing list if you donate, which will include regular updates on my research. Thanks for looking!
(please note: funding is not a requirement! I will continue to independently research anyway but it would be a great contribution)