altruism

Grey matter size linked to altruism, says study


July 12th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Berne, July 12 (IANS) Some people who are more forthcoming with help than others can thank the size of their grey matter, housed at the junction of the two brain ... Read more...

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Altruism varies under different conditions


May 1st, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Altruism wears different hats under different circumstances, says a new math model that pinpoints the conditions favouring one form of altruism over another.The model predicts that ... Read more...

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Nasal spray could make you more outgoing


December 11th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 11 (IANS) Shy or introverted people who wish to hold their own in any social do could find their answers in a nasal spray. An intra-nasal form of ... Read more...

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Babies have a sense of fairness, altruism


October 9th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 9 (IANS) A sense of fairness and altruism is present in babies as young as 15 months; they can tell when a food item is being distributed equally ... Read more...

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Babies can sense your unfair play with them


October 8th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Children as young as 15-month-old possess the basic sense of what is fair, researchers have found.A study has found how the children noticed the difference ... Read more...

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Chimps can match humans in kindness


August 10th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Chimps can be as kind and compassionate as their human counterparts, a finding that overturns past assumptions about altruism being limited only to human beings.Previous research ... Read more...

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Power, alcohol, anonymity make you drop guard


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Power can either lead to great acts of altruism, or corruptive, unethical behaviour. Being intoxicated can lead to a first date, or a bar brawl. And ... Read more...

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Why humans actively help each other


May 4th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Using simple robots to simulate genetic evolution over hundreds of generations, Swiss scientists have shed light on why do most social animals, including humans, go out of their ... Read more...

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Why some birds baby sit others’ offspring


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 3 (IANS) Why some birds help raise offspring which aren't their own has been an endearing mystery. But it now turns out that they may be doing so ... Read more...

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‘Selfless’ fairy wrens are in fact carefully calculating accountants


March 19th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Researchers have debunked a puzzling example of altruism in nature by showing that purple-crowned fairy wrens are in reality cunningly planning for their own future when they assist ... Read more...

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Study examines how being nice helps


March 10th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): An act of politeness shows respect. But a new study suggests that courtesy may have a more practical, though unconscious, shared motivation: to reduce the work for those ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ‘altruism gene’ that makes you more charitable


November 9th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Researchers at University of Bonn claim that they have found an 'altruism gene' that makes people more charitable.People with this change gave twice as much money on average ... Read more...

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Nice guys actually get the girl in the end


October 14th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): New research suggests that nice guys really do finish first when it comes to getting the girl.According to psychologists, traits such as selflessness and altruism have become part ... Read more...

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How we become altruistic


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Michigan State University researchers have shed new light on what it is that makes species altruistic.Defined as the ability to sacrifice yourself for the sake of others, altruism ... Read more...

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Even bacteria exhibit charitable behaviour


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 2 (ANI): In a surprising discovery researchers at Boston University and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard have found that charitable behaviour exists in one of the ... Read more...

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Altruism could be the result of natural selection


August 26th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Turning the so-called kin selection theory on its head, researchers have said that altruistic behaviour, such as sterile worker ants caring for the offspring of their queen, could ... Read more...

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Acts of altruism alienate do-gooders?


August 25th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Their selfless acts should be an inspiration to others, but now it seems people don't always like do-gooders. A study by Washington State University psychologists in US shows ... Read more...

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Free human eggs at US fertility clinic


March 18th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
Mar 18 (Pen Men at Work): Now this may be the first incident of its kind. An American fertility clinic which is trying to promote itself in England invited fierce criticism ... Read more...

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When status on the mind, people forgo luxury for green products


March 18th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): People will choose a more environmentally friendly product over one with more comfortable features in order to improve their own reputations, claims a researcher."Green purchases are often motivated ... Read more...

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Altruism takes over when ships sink slowly - like the Titanic


March 2nd, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 2 (ANI): If a ship sinks fast, you will selfishly flee from the dangerous situation without thinking twice about others' safety. But when a ship takes longer to sink, your ... Read more...

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Women go for nice guys - in the end


February 11th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): In the long run women will always choose a nice guy.That's the conclusion of a new study.Published in the British Journal of Psychology, the study said what women ... Read more...

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otential evolutionary role for same-sex attraction revealed


February 5th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): While it is still difficult to explain how male homosexuality has risen naturally, as these men are much less likely to produce offspring than heterosexual men, scientists believe ... Read more...

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Culture, not genetics, encourages people towards self-sacrifice among strangers


October 13th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): It is not the genes that make a person to go for blood donation or enrol for the army, for researchers have now attributed such self-sacrificing attitude to ... Read more...

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Nurture, not nature, helps explain helpful traits


October 13th, 2009 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 13 (IANS) If you go out of your way to help strangers in distress, it could be because of your upbringing rather than your genes, says a new study. University ... Read more...

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Gilani sings ‘K’ tune again, says Pak’s principled stance remains unaltered


October 9th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.9 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has once again raked up the Kashmir issue, saying Islamabad's principled stance on the issue will remain unchanged and that it will ... Read more...

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Just be nice to others to make the world full of kind people


September 20th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 20 (ANI): Spreading altruism through social networks can make people across the world kind to one another, says an expert.Nicholas Christakis, of Harvard Medical School in Boston, has observed in ... Read more...

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War, migration helped in evolution of human social behaviour


June 5th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): Wars and migration may explain how humans started cooperating as groups and ultimately colonise planets, according to two studies.The studies claim that demography - the size, density and ... Read more...

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Brit workers ready to accept pay cuts to save colleagues’ jobs


April 20th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): In wake of the ongoing recession, about a third of workers in UK are ready to accept a pay cut if it helped colleagues keep their jobs, according ... Read more...

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Brain’s ‘wisdom centre’ found


April 5th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): The seat of human wisdom has been identified by researchers at University of California in San Diego.Using sophisticated brain scanning techniques, scientists were able to pinpoint parts of ... Read more...

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Collective religious rituals fuel support for suicide attacks


February 19th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 19 (IANS) Researchers conducted a set of experiments to unravel ties between religion and support for suicide attacks and 'parochial altruism,' or sacrificing oneself for the group. Suicide attacks are ... Read more...

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People find altruism in partners sexy


October 15th, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) Displays of altruism or selflessness towards others can be sexually attractive in a mate, according to a study carried out by biologists and a psychologist.In three studies of ... Read more...

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Altruism enhances men and womens sex appeal


October 15th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Displays of altruism or selflessness towards others are seen by females as the most attractive trait in a partner, according to a new research carried out by ... Read more...

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Study on honeybees confirms the existence of selfish gene


June 21st, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): An expert at The University of Western Ontario has unearthed strong evidence supporting British biologist Richard Dawkins concept of the selfish gene, which was long accepted as ... Read more...

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Offering unselfish people incentives could backfire for companies


June 20th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Individuals often sacrifice their personal self interest for the common good and expecting them to behave selfishly by giving incentives can lead to bad policy, a new ... Read more...

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Genetic relatedness is really the key behind altruism in social insects


May 31st, 2008 - 5:08 pm ICT by admin
London, May 31 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Leeds have reignited the contentious debate about why hundreds of species of insects and other animals evolved altruistic behaviour to put the ... Read more...

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