Compassion

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The Compassionate Mind

A growing body of evidence suggests compassion is a natural and automatic response that has ensured human survival. … More

  • People are much more likely to decide to donate a kidney to a stranger -- an extraordinarily altruistic act -- in areas of the United States where levels of well-being are high, researchers find... More

    Altruistic Acts More Common in States With High Well-Being

    People are much more likely to decide to donate a kidney to a stranger -- an extraordinarily altruistic act -- in areas of the United States where levels of well-being are high, researchers find... More

  • Research shows that donors are more generous when they’re asked to give a hypothetical amount to one person before deciding how much to actually donate to a group of needy people... More

    Modern White Keyboard wih Donate Buttons

    Bringing In More Donations to the Cause – At No Extra Cost

    Research shows that donors are more generous when they’re asked to give a hypothetical amount to one person before deciding how much to actually donate to a group of needy people... More

  • A series of experiments suggests that people are more likely to donate money to help victims of natural disasters as opposed to human-made catastrophes... More

    An uprooted tree sits atop a car and house in Ward 9, New Orleans.

    Donate to Help? Only if Nature Caused the Disaster

    A series of experiments suggests that people are more likely to donate money to help victims of natural disasters as opposed to human-made catastrophes... More

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