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Are People Naturally Inclined to Cooperate or Be Selfish?


Science & Tech  (tags: world, humans, nature, environment, study, research, people, natural, inclination, predisposition, cooperation, selfishness )

Darren
- 1771 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Ariel Knafo, associate professor of psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, responds: The jury is still out on whether we are fundamentally generous or greedy and whether these tendencies are shaped by our genes or environment.



   

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Thursday September 11, 2014, 3:58 pm
This is one thing that science will never figure out, as it has so many variables which can affect the choices we make.
 

Suzanne L (89)
Thursday September 11, 2014, 6:14 pm
Human beings as a species exhibit oppositions in just about everything but each individual is unique. When given the right circumstances I think most people will choose cooperation because it literally feels better to most people's brains.
 
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