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May 6, 2019

Compassion

The Psychology of Being a More Thoughtful and Kind Person

The Psychology of Being a More Thoughtful and Kind Person I take a psychology class at school, and, as the year comes to a close, I’ve learned a lot about human nature and our capacity for kindness.  I’ve learned about the reality of altruism, the bystander effect, and the Milgram experiment.  I’ve learned about egocentrism and theory of mind, and the ways in which we develop concern for and understanding of others.  I’ve learned that there are a lot of psychological phenomena that give us reason to be selfish, and I’ve wondered why we still don’t put in the effort to be kind to one another. Altruism is the belief in or practice of selfless concern for others.  We all…

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