Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kristen Monroe (born May 17, 1946) is an American political scientist, specializing in political psychology and the scientific study of ethics. Her award winning work on altruism is widely recognized as a classic analysis of human altruism and its political significance. She was also a significant figure in the Perestroika movement in Political Science. Her current work focuses on applying scientific ethics to current political problems, such as gender equality and stem cell research. In 1996, Monroe published The Heart of Altruism: Perceptions of a Common Humanity, which won the 1997 Best Book Award in Political Psychology, given by the American Political Science Association. It revealed the political significance and the psychological roots of altruism and focused attention on how political choices are constrained by identity, idealized cognitive models, and cognitive categorization.
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