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Selfish Behaviour Lowers Levels Of Happiness

Credit: Bill Kuffrey/public domain Cheating to get ahead is likely to reduce your level of happiness. That's according to a new study by University of California, Riverside sociology professor Jan E. Stets. The study, titled "Happiness and Identities," was published in the journal Social Science Research. In the study, Stets examined happiness in a morally challenging [...]

The Neuroscience of Being a Selfish Jerk

aastock/Shutterstock If we’re being honest, most of us have at least some selfish aims – to make money, to win a promotion at work, and so on. But importantly, we pursue these goals while at the same time conforming to basic rules of decency. For example, if somebody helps us out, we’ll reciprocate, [...]