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People: Nicer Than You Think

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Most people believe that their fellow human beings are inherently selfish. But recent research suggests that we human beings are a lot kinder and more helpful than most people think.

New Insights into How to Promote Prosocial Behavior

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New research suggests that it may be easier to create long lasting patterns of helping others than many people assume.

Gratitude Makes Us Care

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In our current divisive climate, cooperation seems as uncommon as self-interest seems inevitable. Yet gratitude can increase good deeds and help us care about others.

Good Reads: How Marsh’s Fear Factor Will Calm Your Worst Fears - Review of Abigail Marsh‘s The Fear Factor

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What do psychopaths and altruists have in common? According to Abigail Marsh’s eye-opening book, The Fear Factor, one answer is that they both have highly unusual brains – at least in one small but very important area.