Korchmaros_Kenny_2001

Thus as a result of societal organization increases

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Unformatted text preview: , 1973), and similarity (Byrne, 1961)—tend to increase as genetic relatedness increases. Thus, as a result of societal organization, increases in genetic relatedness lead to increases in emotional closeness. Because of this and the effect of emotional closeness on altruism, genetic relatedness indirectly affects altruism. However, it seems likely that emotional closeness is not the only proximal cause that mediates the relationship between genetic relatedness and altruism. Therefore, we hypothesize that emotional closeness is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for the effect of genetic relatedness on willingness to act altruistically. We expect that willingness to act altruistically will increase as genetic relatedness increases regardless of emotional closeness. The present study tested the hypothesis that emotional closeness partially mediates the effect of genetic relatedness on willingness to act altruistically. METHOD Participants Participants were 29 (12 male, 17 female) undergradua...
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