Topic: Pamela Paxton

Signature Course Class Gives Away $100,000

Feb. 5, 2013
Signature Course Class Gives Away $100,000

What would you do if you had $100,000 to give to charity? Last semester, students in a philosophy signature course had that opportunity. Learn more.

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The science of generosity

Dec. 22, 2011
The science of generosity

Any altruistic act contributes to a well-functioning society. But what makes people give? Social scientists are examining what motivates good will.

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Active Participation in Voluntary Organizations Declining Faster Than Checkbooks Can Keep Up

Aug. 23, 2011

The decline in active memberships in civic groups, fraternal organizations and other local associations is greater than the increase in checkbook memberships, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

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Sociologist Awarded Grant to Study Generosity

Sept. 30, 2010

University of Texas at Austin sociologist Pamela Paxton has been awarded a $148,000 grant from the Science of Generosity Initiative at the University of Notre Dame to study how social, economic and political structures affect individuals' generosity toward one another.

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