News tagged with altruism

German researchers find an 'altruism gene'

Do you like to do good things for other people? If so, your genes might be responsible for this. At least, the results of a study conducted by researchers of the University of Bonn suggest this. According to the study, a ...

Nov 08, 2010
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Humans naturally cooperative, altruistic, social

The condition of man is a condition of war, wrote 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes. A quick glance through history books and today's news headlines certainly seems to support the longstanding idea that humans by nature ...

Sep 08, 2011
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Useful stroke trials left unpublished

An investigation into unpublished stroke research data has revealed that 19.6% of completed clinical trials, which could potentially influence patient care, are not published in full. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's ...

Apr 22, 2010
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'Robin Hoods of the digital age’

Many illegal file sharers believe they are the 'Robin Hoods of the digital age' and are motivated by altruism and a desire for notoriety, according to new research which analyses why people illegally download digital media.

Dec 08, 2010
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