Category Archives: Human Behavior: Kindness

Concrete Acts of Kindness Boost Happiness, Shows Research from Stanford Graduate School of Business

STANFORD, Calif.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Almost everyone wants to be happy, but surprisingly few people know exactly how to make themselves so. A growing body of research has identified one reliable path to greater personal happiness: engaging in a rewarding activity — particularly … Continue reading

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Which 3 groups of people are most likely to be compassionate?

Newswise — Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than other older adults. … Continue reading

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Caring for animals may correlate with positive traits in young adults

NORTH GRAFTON, Mass. (January 31, 2014)—Young adults who care for an animal may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities, according to a paper published online today in Applied Developmental Science. While there is mounting evidence of the … Continue reading

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So-called universal personality traits, openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism, not so widespread?

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– For decades, consensus among psychologists has held that a group of five personality traits –– or slight variations of these five –– are a universal feature of human psychology. However, a study by anthropologists at UC … Continue reading

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Kindness may be key to popularity for pre-teens

Kids who are kind are happier and gain greater peer acceptance, study finds Nine to twelve-year-olds who perform kind acts are not only happier, but also find greater acceptance in their peer groups, according to research published December 26, 2012 … Continue reading

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