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A Question for the Holiday Season: Who Among Us Identifies With All of Humanity?

Science & Tech  (tags: Psychology, researchers, Sam McFarland/ Matthew Webb/ Derek Brown, Western Kentucky University, The Identification With All Humanity Sca, (IWAH), active willingness to help, Maslow and Adler )

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A scale developed by psychologists measures the degree to which people identify with all humans, not just their kin, local communities, or other assorted in-groups.

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Yulan Lawson (156)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:04 pm
I do.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:21 pm

Now there is an honest article. It''s pleasant to think of oneself as being self actualized but I think in reality that is a life time quest that we never really reach. We can keep trying. Being open to acceptance of all people is a mind set and one that does require constant maintenance. As Americans we are not brought up to be very open nor accepting.

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 7:22 am
as long as one human being...
no, make that as long as one sentient being on Earth is oppressed,
I (for one; but i'm reasonably sure i'm not the only one) am not free.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 8:55 am
Everyday I pray for people everywhere after I pray for animlas wild and domestic, near and far, living and dead. Here's a clue people let everyone down all the time. Animals are lost in the mix.

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 9:39 am
Very interesting article. Thanks for the submit.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:54 pm
When I read the article title and lead-in, my mental response was, "Very few, I would think. It is easy to want to, and even easy to believe one does, but it's not so easy to see our own personal blind spots that prevent us from following through." And after reading it my reaction remains the same, though with the qualification that we probably do owe some people more than we owe others, and not necessarily members of our own group, but on some other criterion.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 8:54 pm
Noted, thanks.

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 4:49 am
Noted, thanks.

Melania P (122)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 3:56 pm
Love Scientific American, thanks for posting!

Tanya W (65)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 3:43 am
Noted thanks.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 12:57 am
At this point , I'm ashamed of humanity!!
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