According to researchers, chimpanzees make prosocial choices more rapidly than making choices that only benefit themselves.
Unique signatures of neural synchrony reflect whether pro-social or anti-social decisions are made. Brain regions, including the cingulate gyrus, amygdala, and medial prefrontal cortex, are highly synchronized when pro-social behavior is exhibited but decreases in the presence of anti-social behavior.
A new study reports selfish people are more likely to have less children and earn less money than their more generous peers.
Often touted as helping to improve personal mental states, a new study reveals mindfulness can actually make people more selfish. Those who consider themselves to be more independent-minded, rather than having a pluralistic mindset, demonstrate a decrease in prosocial behavior following mindful meditation.
Mindful meditation causes those who consider themselves to be more "independent-minded" or egocentric to become less generous and more selfish, researchers report.
Older adults are more likely to make an effort to help others, a new study reports. Researchers found, when faced with tasks that required more effort, older adults were more likely to offer help than younger people. By contrast, younger adults were more selfish and put in higher levels of effort for self-benefit.
According to a new study, those with psychopathic characteristics are less likely to react to a contagious yawn as their more empathetic peers.
Study reveals we all have the capacity to think about others as well as ourselves, but thinking about one's self takes precedence.