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Reading List

List of readings to be included in reading packet for Sociology 236, Jane Piliavin, fall semester, 2002.

  • O'Neill, Michael. 1989. The Third America. Chapter 1. The nonprofit world. pp. 1-19.
  • Knoke, D. and Wood, J.R. 1981. Chapter 1: A theory of voluntary association behavior. pp. 1-29 in Organized for Action: Commitment in Voluntary Associations. New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press.
  • Berkowitz, B. (1987) Introduction, Pp. 1-10. Local Heroes. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.
  • Morrow-Howell, N. and Ozawa, M. N. Helping network: Seniors to seniors. 1987. The Gerontologist, 27, pp. 17-20.
  • Milligan, S., Maryland, P., Ziegler, H., and Ward, A. Natural helpers as street health workers among the black urban elderly. 1987. The Gerontologist, 27, 712-715
  • Latane, B., and Darley, J. 1970. Chapters 5 (37-42) and 7(55-67) in The Unresponsive Bystander: Why Doesn't He Help? New York: Appleton.
  • Sober, E., and Wilson, D.S. 1998. Chapter 7. Three theories of motivation. Pp. 223-248 and notes. And Conclusion: Pluralism pp. 329-337. Unto Others: The evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Jane Mansbridge, The rise and fall of self-interest in the explanation of political life, pp. 3-22. In Beyond Self-Interest, Mansbridge, J. (Ed.)
  • Christopher Jencks. Varieties of altruism, pp. 54-67 in same
  • Sober, E. and Wilson, D.S. 1998. Introduction and Chapter1, Altruism as a biological concept. (Pp. 1-26 and notes) Unto Others: The evolution and psychology of unselfish behavior. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Martin, G.B., and Clark, R.D., III 1982. Distress crying in infants: Species and peer specificity. Developmental Psychology, 18, 3-9;
  • Matthews, K.A., et al. 1981. "Principles in his nature which interest him in the fortune of others...": The heritability of empathic concern for others. Journal of Personality, 49, 237-247.
  • Faves, R.A., et al. 1989. Effects of rewards on children's prosocial motivation: A socialization study. Developmental psychology, 25, 509-515;
  • Smith, C.L. et al. 1979. Children's causal attributions regarding help giving. Child Development, 50, 203-210.
  • Latane, B. and Dabbs, J.M. 1975. Sex, group size and helping in three cities. Sociometry, 18, 180-194.
  • Carlo, G., Eisenberg, N., Troyer, D., Switzer, G., and Speer, A. 1991. The altruistic personality: In what contexts is it apparent? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61, 450-458.
  • Shotland, R.L., and Straw, M. 1976. Bystander response to an assault: When a man attacks a woman. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 34, 990-999;
  • Wilson, J.P. 1976. Motivation, modeling, and altruism: A person X situation analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 34, 1078-1086.
  • Poppendieck, J. 1998. Chapter 8: Charity and dignity (pp. 230-255), Sweet Charity: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement. New York: Viking.
  • Hochschild, A. R. 1979. Emotion work, feeling rules, and social structure. American Journal of Sociology, 85, 551-575;
  • Stein, M. 1989. Gratitude and attitude: A note on emotional welfare. Social Psychology Quarterly, 52, 242-248.
  • Friedman, D. and McAdam, D. 1992. Collective identity and activism: Networks, choices and the life of a social movement. pp. 156-173 in Morris, A.D., and Mueller, C.M. Frontiers in Social Movement Theory. New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • Oliver, P. 1984. "If you don't do it, nobody else will": Active and token contributors to local collective action. American Sociological Review, 49, 601-610.
  • Marwell, G., and Ames, R.E. 1981. Economists free ride, does anyone else? Journal of Public Economics, 15, 295-310;
  • Poppendieck, J. 1998. Introduction (pp. 1-19) and Conclusion (pp. 288-318), Sweet Charity: Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement. New York: Viking.
  • Clary, E.G., Snyder, M. , Ridge, R.D., Copeland, J., Stukas, A.A., Haugen, J, and Miene, P. 1998. Understanding and assessing the motivations of volunteers: A functional approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 1516-1530.
  • Wharton, C.S. 1991. Why can't we be friends: Expectations versus experiences in the volunteer role. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 20, 79-106. (long but easy reading)
  • Butterworth, V.A., Simmons, R.G., and Schimmer, M. 1993. When altruism fails: reactions of unrelated bone marrow donors when the recipient dies. Omega, 26, 161-173.
  • Stukas, Arthur A., E. Gil Clary, and Mark Snyder. 1999a. "The effects of ‘mandatory volunteerism' on intentions to volunteer." Psychological Science, 10: 59-64
  • Koeske, G.F., and Kelly, T. 1995. The impact of over-involvement on burnout and job satisfaction. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 65, 282-292.
  • Mickler, S.E., and Rosen, S. 1994. Burnout in spurned medical caregivers and the impact of job expectancy training. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 24, 2110-2131.
  • Uggen, Christopher and Jennifer Janikula. 1999. Volunteerism and arrest in the transition to adulthood. Social Forces. 78:331-362.
  • Van Willingham, Marieke. 2000. "Differential benefits of volunteering across the life course". Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 55B: S1-S11.
  • Piliavin, Jane A. (in press) "Doing well by doing good: Benefits for the benefactor."
  • Jos, P.H., Tompkins, M.E., and Hays, S. W. 1989. In praise of difficult people: A portrait of the committed whistleblower. Public Administration Review, Nov/Dec, 552-561.
  • Greenberger, D.B., Miceli, M.P., and Cohen, D.J. 1987. Oppositionists and group norms: The reciprocal influence of whistle-blowers and co-workers. Journal of Business Ethics, 6, 527-542.
  • Near, J.P., and Micelli, M. P. 1995. Effective whistle-blowing. Academy of Management Review. 20:679-708.
  • Miethe, T.D. and Rothschild, J. Whistleblowing and the control of organizational misconduct. 1994. Sociological Inquiry, 64, 322-347.




Questions? Comments? Please contact jane.piliavin@wisc.edu

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