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Tag: Social Hierarchy
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Articles: How to Foster Group CreativityBy Jeremy Adam Smith | April 11, 2012
In the second of a two-part conversation, Imagine author Jonah Lehrer explains how science can help teams become more creative.
Seven separate studies by GGSC-affiliated researchers find that upper-class people are more likely to break laws and social customs.
New research suggests that evolution selects for altruism, not greed.
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Articles: You Can’t Buy EmpathyBy Jason Marsh | December 14, 2010
New research suggests the rich have a hard time reading others' emotions.
A new study maps what happens in our bodies and brains when we witness acts of kindness and compassion.
Stress doesn't always lead to fight-or-flight, says Kelly McGonigal. It can also activate brain systems that help us connect with other people.
A new study of five year olds reveals what forces stop us from helping people in need—and what we can do to overcome them.
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