Descriptor English: Altruism
Descriptor Spanish: Altruismo
Descriptor altruismo
Entry term(s) conducta prosocial
Scope note: Creencia o práctica de la preocupación desinteresada por los demás.
Descriptor Portuguese: Altruísmo
Descriptor French: Altruisme
Entry term(s): Behavior, Prosocial
Behaviors, Prosocial
Prosocial Behavior
Prosocial Behaviors
Tree number(s): F01.145.813.090
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Belief or practice of selfless concern for others.
Allowable Qualifiers: No qualifiers
Previous Indexing: Social Behavior (1969-1977)
Public MeSH Note: 78
History Note: 78
Related: Beneficence MeSH
Gift Giving MeSH
DeCS ID: 533
Unique ID: D000533
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Date Established: 1978/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/04/22
Revision Date: 2020/04/29
Altruism - Preferred
Concept UI M0000820
Scope note Belief or practice of selfless concern for others.
Preferred term Altruism
Humanitarianism - Narrower
Concept UI M0000822
Preferred term Humanitarianism
Prosocial Behavior - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000679238
Scope note Assisting or considering other people, such as providing assistance to an older adult crossing the street.
Preferred term Prosocial Behavior
Entry term(s) Behavior, Prosocial
Behaviors, Prosocial
Prosocial Behaviors

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