Psychology & Psychiatry

Virtual reality may encourage empathic behavior

Virtual Reality could be a useful tool to encourage empathy, helpful behavior, and positive attitudes towards marginalized groups, according to a study published October 17, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Fernanda ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Modeling prosocial behavior increases helping in 16-month-olds

Shortly after they turn 1, most babies begin to help others, whether by handing their mother an object out of her reach or giving a sibling a toy that has fallen. Researchers have long studied how this helping behavior develops, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Generous people live happier lives

Generosity makes people happier, even if they are only a little generous. People who act solely out of self-interest are less happy. Merely promising to be more generous is enough to trigger a change in our brains that makes ...

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