Researchers report the more empathetic you are, the more likely you are to play 'good Samaritan' and help an injured person.
Many teens cite a desire to get a COVID vaccine in order to do their part and protect the health of those more vulnerable in their families and communities.
Reading stories about humans, not anthropomorphic characters, teach moral lessons most effectively to young children a new study reports.
Upstream reciprocity, or generosity, can be seen in children as young as four years of age. At age three, 80% of children do not want to share, but at age four, 60% of children are happy to share with others.
University of Oregon researchers report those who write online journals that note feelings of gratitude develop an increase in altruism.
Researchers have designed a new math model that could help explain social behaviors in a number of difference species.
As early as 19 months of age, children start to show altruistic behaviors. The study reports even when a small child is hungry, they will give their snack to a stranger in need. Findings reveal not only do young children engage in altruistic behavior, but early social experiences can also help shape future altruistic behaviors.
Contrary to popular belief, researchers report most people do not interfere when they witness someone abusing a stranger.