November 22, 2012

Humans Are Good, by Nature

Adrian Ward, Scientific American


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When it really comes down to it—when the chips are down and the lights are off—are we naturally good? That is, are we predisposed to act cooperatively, to help others even when it costs us? Or are we, in our hearts, selfish creatures?

This fundamental question about human nature has long provided fodder for discussion.

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TAGGED: Selfishness, Human Behavior, Psychology

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