Are Poor Kids More Altruistic?

Research by psychology Professor Paul Hastings and graduate students Jonas G. Miller, Sarah Kahle is featured in New York Magazine.

Altruistic behavior toward strangers, a growing body of research has found, brings with it emotional and health benefits. This can help explain what has traditionally been seen as the "mysterious" aspect of the behavior — why help someone you don't even know or really care about? But as Jonas G. Miller, Sarah Kahle, and Paul D. Hastings of UC - Davis write in a new paper just published in Psychological Science, "less is known about the possible benefits ... of altruism in earlier childhood." 

Read more in New York Magazine.