Topic: Generosity

The science of generosity

Dec. 22, 2011
The science of generosity

Any altruistic act contributes to a well-functioning society. But what makes people give? Social scientists are examining what motivates good will.

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Sociologist Awarded Grant to Study Generosity

Sept. 30, 2010

University of Texas at Austin sociologist Pamela Paxton has been awarded a $148,000 grant from the Science of Generosity Initiative at the University of Notre Dame to study how social, economic and political structures affect individuals' generosity toward one another.

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