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Relationships – Compassion

Flickr Images You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.. - Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. The fifth quality or value in the Relationship Quotient (RQ) is compassion. Compassion involves showing care for other people by understanding [...]

Religious Children are Meaner than Their Secular Counterparts, Study Finds

The moment of truth. No pressure, kid. Photograph: Allen Donikowski/Getty Images/Flickr RM Children from religious families are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious households, according to a new study. Academics from seven universities across the world studied Christian, Muslim and non-religious children to test the relationship between religion and morality. They [...]

Altruism Is Simpler than We Thought, Brain Study Shows

A new computational model of how the brain makes altruistic choices is able to predict when a person will act generously in a scenario involving the sacrifice of money. The work, led by California Institute of Technology scientists and, appearing July 15 in the journal Neuron, also helps explain why being generous sometimes feels so difficult. [...]

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