a seminar on “The Psychology of Altruism and Charitable Giving” at Hughes Hall

Event Date: 
17 May 2018 - 18:30
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In this talk, Eric Levy will discuss why people give (or do not give) their time and money to charity, and the psychology underlying altruistic and prosocial behavior.
Some questions that will be addressed are:
  • How can charitable organizations utilize this information in order to convince people to donate more of their time and money?
  • What insights does the psychology of altruism provide into the motives for our own behavior?
  • Does being more altruistic make us more attractive to the opposite sex?
  • How does one’s culture and status affect their charitable behavior?
  • Can people be truly altruistic, or is giving always self-interested?
  • Why do some people prefer to donate time, and other people prefer to donate money?
This talk should appeal to anyone who is interested in the psychology underlying our behavior. It is of particular relevance for those working in or interested in working for charitable organizations and specifically fundraising. It should also be of particular interest to MBA students, although the event is open to all disciplines.
Wine/soft drinks and nibbles will be provided. Non college guests welcome.
Date and Time
Thu 17 May 2018
18:30 – 20:00 BST
Peter Richards Room, Hughes Hall,