Researchers have designed a new math model that could help explain social behaviors in a number of difference species.
Imagination helps us act altruistically, a new study reports. When we see others in trouble, we imagine how we can help before acting. Researchers implicate the medial temporal lobe subsystem in guiding our prosocial behaviors.
According to a new neuroimaging study, people who donate their kidneys to strangers have significantly different brain structures to those who don't.
According to researchers, people may try to invoke negative emotions in others for altruistic reasons, not simply for their own benefit.
Game theory may help explain our motivation to embark on altruistic and social activities, researchers say.
UCSD researchers have developed a new method to assess a person's levels of wisdom. The test, SD-WISE, uses neurobiology, as well as a psychosocial basis to measure the individual level of wisdom.
A new study reports readiness to help in an emergency situation depends heavily on your personality.
University of Oregon researchers report those who write online journals that note feelings of gratitude develop an increase in altruism.