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Why some people are more altruistic than others

Paying Do-Gooders Makes Them Less Persuasive

People who receive a financial incentive to raise money for a charity they care about are actually less effective in soliciting donations than those who receive no incentive. ... More>

Why It’s So Hard to Shake a Bad First Impression

New research shows that it takes relatively little evidence to convince us of someone’s moral decline, and substantially more evidence to convince us of their moral improvement. ... More>

Entitled at the Top: Are Leaders More Selfish Than the Rest of Us?

High-status leaders who feel their prominent position is unearned are much more generous than high-status people who feel entitled to their spot at the top. ... More>

The Physiological Power of Altruism