How Giving is Better Than Receiving

International Business Times:

As the old saying goes, “It is better to give than to receive.” Most people would shrug off this proverb and keep to themselves thinking that it would be better, but there is scientific proof that people like it better when they give than receive.

According to a study that is based on the wise saying, University of California, Los Angeles, scientists revealed that giving support to people’s loved ones’ not only benefits the recipient, but also the giver.

Naomi Eisenberger, UCLA assistant professor of psychology and the senior author of the study, along with Tristen Inagaki, studied 20 young couples in good relationships. While the women underwent brain scans during the experiment, their boyfriends received electric shocks.

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