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Why Some People Are More Altruistic Than Others

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September 18, 2016





Why do some people do selfless things, helping other people even at risk to their own well-being? Psychology researcher Abigail Marsh studies the motivations of people who do extremely altruistic acts, like donating a kidney to a complete stranger. Are their brains just different?

Read the transcript at TED Talks

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