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journal for qualitative research

ISSN 1211-5770
Registration code MK ČR: E 8364
Published by the civil association Casopis Biograf
Krompach 26, 47157
ICO: 27003213
Two issues per year.
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Biograf 2022/75

Do we have the need to care?

Alžběta Matochová

Do we have the need to care?

An inspiring view on diverse manifestations of care, the book The caring motivation: An integrated theory brings together diverse research on caring. The author, Ofra Mayseless, a professor of developmental psychology from Israel, examines caring as a motivation from a broad perspective. She presents an innate, biologically driven and evolutionarily chosen, yet contextually sensitive general motivational system of caring. The book highlights the giving end of our relations and the integral place of care in our lives.


caring; motivation; care ethics.


MAYSELESS, O. (2016): The caring motivation: An integrated theory. New York: Oxford University Press. 442 stran. ISBN 9780199913619

Biograf themes:

Care and maintenance


MATOCHOVÁ, A. (2022): Máme potřebu pečovat? [Do we have the need to care?]. Biograf (75-76): 21 paragraphs. Avalaible at: [last access17. 04. 2024]

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