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View Resource Altruism and Empathy in America: Trends and Correlates

The General Social Survey at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) has been administered twenty times since 1972, and a number of rather important and valuable findings have been culled from the data. Most recently, one particular report from the NORC based on this data garnered significant media attention. The 49-page report deals with the nature of altruistic love, and similar behaviors....
View Resource Greater Good Science Center

Housed at the University of California, Berkeley, the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) is "devoted to the scientific understanding of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior." To achieve this goal, the GGSC enlists a broad range of scholars from various disciplines, publishes a quarterly magazine ("Greater Good"), and maintains an outreach program that...