In the Garden of Good and Evil

From altruism to violent conflict.

Empathy, Compassion, Responsibility in Altruism and Heroism

Empathy and more recently compassion have been found important motivators of caring, helping, altruism, active bystandership, and heroism. But many studies have assessed the feeling of and belief in one's responsibility to help others, sometimes as an aspect of a "prosocial value orientation," which have shown it to be a powerful motivators of helping, and non-aggression. Read More

Always Help Others!

It is always wise to help others for the dual benefits the helper can experience: Helping other person as well as one's own self. Interestingly, I found an explanation online about how the helper one's own self by helping others:

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Ervin Staub, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


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