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Extraordinary altruism: the inverse of psychopathy?

Extraordinary altruism: the inverse of psychopathy?

On September 25, Abigail Marsh, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University, gave a lecture on the neurological bases of “empathy on a sliding scale,” which ranges from psychopathy to extraordinary altruism. Despite many common misconceptions, Marsh explained that psychopaths are not serial killers, psychotic, or sociopathic, a term not […]

 
 

Is Altruism Innate?

Is Altruism Innate?

John Locke, famed 17th century English philosopher, proposed that babies were born as blank slates, “tabula rasas.” Ever since, society has assumed that babies are born without knowledge, that all mental content is acquired through experience and perceptionDeluxe Round Cake reviews. However, scientists at Yale University’s Infant Cognition Center are […]

 
 

Is Altruism Good for the Altruistic Giver?

Is Altruism Good for the Altruistic Giver?

We have all seen it in action in others, as well as in ourselves. It is one of the few things that puzzled the Father of Evolution, Charles Darwin. A worker bee cannot reproduce, and exists only for the good of the hive and the propagation of the queen bee’s […]

 
 

Chimpanzee study indicates evolutionary preconditions of morality

Chimpanzees know social norms, especially tolerance to infant chimps. Source: Wikimedia Commons

According to a new June paper in Human Nature, the reactions of chimpanzees to videos showing violence against an infant chimp reveal that chimpanzees can recognize putative social norms. The chimpanzees did not, however, react in strongly negative ways – showing that chimpanzees may not intervene or protest if the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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