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Topic: altruism

Your Altruism May Be A Result Of Guilt: Study

Perhaps you find it easy to give to others without expecting anything in return, basking in the 'warm glow' that selfless acts of kindness give. However, a new study suggests such acts of altruism may actually be driven by guilt.

Neuroscience February 19, 2017

Are You Naughty Or Nice? Scientists Use Mathematical Model To Understand Why

Some people are genetically wired to be nice despite living side to side with opposites who seem to exploit such niceness. Scientists developed a mathematical model to understand how some people evolve to become nice while others stay nasty.

Neuroscience June 27, 2016

Act Of Kindness Helps Reduce Effects Of Stress

With the holidays approaching, experiencing high stress levels is inevitable. A new study reveals a simple and cost-free way to de-stress: performing acts of kindness.

LIFE December 17, 2015

Oxytocin Can Spur Willingness To Donate To Humanitarian Causes: Study

Cuddle hormone? Oxytocin should now also be referred to as the generosity hormone, as researchers have found that having high levels of it makes an individual more willing to donate to humanitarian causes.

LIFE November 28, 2015

Religious Kids vs. Nonreligious Kids: Who's More Generous?

A new study conducted by the University of Chicago suggests that children from religious families are least likely to be generous and empathetic to others compared to children with non-religious backgrounds. The findings show how religion has a tendency to negatively impact the development of a child's altruism.

Society November 6, 2015

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