Sustainable Behaviour in Higher Education Institutions

An exploratory approach

Authored by: Margarita Juárez-Nájera

Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415727303
eBook ISBN: 9781315852249
Adobe ISBN: 9781317918110

10.4324/9781315852249.ch23

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to present the ways in which people act in the face of social dilemmas. According to J.J. Rousseau (2001), humans act based on egotism or self-interest, and altruism, which is the application of the general will of society for the welfare of others.

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