Generosity may be contagious, new study suggests

Maybe generosity isn’t as fixed as we thought it to be — an important lesson from an indigenous tribe.

Bonobo food-sharing points to evolutionary origin of human generosity

Generosity helped our species thrive — but we are not alone in the animal kingdom.

Scientists find brain’s generosity center

Scientists zoom in on your generosity, and it could help us understand psychopaths.

Gratitude, not ‘Gimme!’, makes you happier

Materialistic people are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied, partly because they are not grateful enough for the things they have, according to a study by Baylor University researchers. Generosity and happiness have been linked many times, and most psychologists believe that generally speaking, there is a tight connection between the two. But things go even further than that

If you want to be happier, spend more money on others

A new research paper written by psychologists Elizabeth Dunn and Lara Aknin, along with Michael Norton of Harvard Business School shows that there’s a clear and simple way to be more happy in life – spending more money on others. The notion of generosity has been greatly debated among scientists lately – and it’s not just psychologists that are chipping

The World’s happiest countries: Europe takes 8 out of first 10 places

The United Nations General Assembly has just released its second annual World Happiness Report, measuring happiness and well-being in countries around the world in an attempt to help guide public policy; it has been consistently shown that happiness plays an important role in society – happy people live longer, have more productive lives, earn higher wages, and in general, are

Generosity linked with happiness and evolutionary success

With new insights derived from Game Theory, University of Pennsylvania biologists offer a mathematically based explanation for why cooperation and generosity have evolved in nature. Their work relied on the work of John Nash, who proposed the famous Nash equilibrium and advanced Game Theory in the 1950, as well as those of computational biologist William Press and physicist-mathematician Freeman Dyson,

‘Ruthlessness gene’ discovered

Recently, it seems there’s a gene for everything, from generosity to ruthlesness. That still doesn’t mean that you can blame everything on your genes, but it may go to show the fact that even some of the world’s most cruelest dictators may owe their behaviour partly to their genes, at least according to a study that claims to have found