Survival of the Nicest: how altruism made us human, and why it pays to get along

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The phrase 'survival of the fittest' conjures an image of the most cutthroat individuals rising to the top. But Stefan Klein, author of the international bestseller The Science of Happiness, makes the startling assertion that the key to achieving lasting personal and societal success lies in helping others. Klein argues, altruism is in fact our defining characteristic- natural selection favoured those early humans who cooperated in groups. With survival more assured, our altruistic ancestors were free to devote brainpower ...

Survival of the Nicest: how altruism made us human, and why it pays to get along 2014, Scribe Publications, Carlton North

ISBN-13: 9781922247629

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