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Relationship between sympathy, helping others could provide clues to development of altruism: Research could help inform interventions to promote positive behaviors in adolescents — ScienceDaily

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Developmental psychologists long have debated whether individuals volunteer and help others because they are sympathetic or whether they are sympathetic because they are prosocial. Now, new research from the University of Missouri helps clarify some of the confusion, which could lead to better interventions to promote positive behaviors in adolescents and clues as to what makes some individuals altruistic.

Source: Relationship between sympathy, helping others could provide clues to development of altruism: Research could help inform interventions to promote positive behaviors in adolescents — ScienceDaily

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