Poor Children More Generous Than Their Rich Counterparts

Researchers from the University of California conducted an experiment that showed poor people are more generous than their richer counterparts. Psychologists also found that teaching pre-school children to help those in need can lead to them being healthier later in life.
During the experiment, 74 children played games that would earn them tokens which they could swap for prizes at the end.
At the end of the session, the children were told that they could donate some or all of their tokens to ill children who had been unable to take part in the experiment.
Children from less wealthy parents donated the most, suggesting they were more generous than their better off peers. The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that those who were the most generous at their own expense were more able to control their stress levels.



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