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  • The science of generosity

    The science of generosity

    By Jessica Sinn, College of Liberal Arts
    Published: Dec. 22, 2011

    Any altruistic act contributes to a well-functioning society. But what makes people give? Social scientists are examining what motivates good will.

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      Gary Moore said on Aug. 23, 2012 at 3:31 p.m.
      It was great to find this as I am writing a paper on poverty. It is interesting that the article says 'Well-educated people are more likely to acquire the civic skills necessary to volunteer' - is this because those who are in need of selfless acts are perhaps accepting of their fate? I've often found in personal circumstances that is often those who have the least and are in need of help themselves tend to be more selfless.
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      James Smith said on Jan. 6, 2012 at 9:19 a.m.
      Being generous is a great act. I have seen so many people who give charity for good reasons. Also there are people who can't give any charity but they help in gathering such fund. IF we see from Global point of view, we see big names like USAID, UNHCR, and a lot more organizations helping others. The article is great one. Thanks for providing such stuff.