Beyond Charity: the varieties of value-driven emotions in philanthropic behavior

Prof. David Sander and Prof. Florian Cova

This project aims to investigate the roles of emotions in philanthropic behavior beyond the limitations of past researches. Indeed, previous investigations of the role of emotions in philanthropy have mainly focused on giving to help people in need, which in turn has led them to focus on emotions such as compassion, pity, or empathy. The goal is now to investigate a wider range of philanthropic behaviors (e.g. giving for science, art, culture, environment) and a wider range of emotions, particularly positive emotions (e.g. awe, being moved, elevation, gratitude).

This project received a research grant from one of the Centre’s strategic partners.