360° Coverage : It's actually better to give than take: Study

1 Updates
It's actually better to give than take: Study
Photo Credit: Victor Decolongon, Getty Images

It's actually better to give than take: Study

Feb 23 2013, 11:04am CST | by

London, Feb 23 (IANS) Age-old wisdom suggesting the joy of giving is far better than receiving has now been established by a new study by researchers from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

London, Feb 23 — Age-old wisdom suggesting the joy of giving is far better than receiving has now been established by a new study by researchers from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. The study...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

It's actually better to give than take: Study

Feb 23 2013, 11:04am CST | by

London, Feb 23 (IANS) Age-old wisdom suggesting the joy of giving is far better than receiving has now been established by a new study by researchers from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

London, Feb 23 — Age-old wisdom suggesting the joy of giving is far better than receiving has now been established by a new study by researchers from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.

The study using data from Gallup from a global survey of 234,917 responders found people all over the world experienced more happiness when spending on others than when spending on themselves. The findings held true from poverty-stricken Uganda to nations in the wealthy West, Daily Express reported Saturday.

For the study, the researchers tested the idea with an experiment in which they gave 200 students from Canada and South Africa a small amount of money and told them to either buy treats for themselves or for a child in hospital.

The students reported higher levels of well-being after purchasing a goody bag for a sick child than when buying one for themselves.

"The findings provide the first evidence that the warm glow of spending on someone else rather than on oneself may be a widespread component of human psychology," said Lead author Lara Aknin.

"From an evolutionary perspective, the emotional benefits that people experience when they help others acts to encourage generous behaviour beneficial to long-term human survival."

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Britain to curb EU migrants benefit to reduce immigration
London, Nov 29 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday that immigrants from the EU need to work in Britain for four years so they could claim benefits in the country.
 
 
Saudi school goes biometric to curb student bunking
Manama, Nov 28 (IANS) In a novel step to monitor students' attendance, a school in Saudi Arabia has introduced fingerprinting system, also enabling parents to be updated about their children's arrival and departure time via a cellphone message.
 
 
New attack in Nigeria forces 3,000 to flee: UN
Geneva, Nov 28 (IANS) A Boko Haram attack this week on the northern Nigerian town of Damassak has left 50 people dead and forced at least 3,000 to flee to neighbouring Niger, the UN refugee agency said Friday.
 
 
France to recognise Palestinian state if peace talks fail
Paris, Nov 29 (IANS) French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius Friday said his country would officially recognise the Palestinian state if diplomatic efforts to bring about peace fail.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Abigail Breslin slams ex Michael Clifford
Abigail Breslin has slammed her ex, Michael Clifford. The 'My Sister's Keeper' actress went on a date with the 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist last year but it seems as though it didn't end well after she released a song...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kevin Bacon to sizzle in Jungle
Kevin Bacon is to star in 'Jungle'. The 56-year-old actor will appear in the survival drama, which is based on the true story of Yossi Ghinsberg, an adventurer who found himself lost in the Amazon rainforest for three...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Mickey Rourke to return to boxing at 62
Mickey Rourke will return to boxing aged 62. The actor will come out of retirement and step into the ring tonight (11.28.14) for the first time in 20 years as he competes against 29-year-old Elliot Seymour. He said: ''...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kristen Stewart: Actors are isolated
Kristen Stewart claims actors become ''isolated'' because of their fame. The 24-year-old actress has become one of the biggest movie stars in the world following her portrayal of Bella Swan in the 'Twilight' franchise...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Burt Reynolds to sell memorabilia
Burt Reynolds is selling over 600 personal items to stave off bankruptcy. The 78-year-old Hollywood star is reportedly struggling financially so will see awards, cars and costumes go under the hammer in Las Vegas next...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Eddie Redmayne's fear of failure
Eddie Redmayne has a fear of failure. The 'Theory of Everything' star has admitted that like fellow actor, Rachel Weisz, he worries about ever getting hired again. He said: ''I was reading an interview with Rachel Weisz...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Where to Find Black Friday Car Deals
The Black Friday Car Sales events have gained traction over the past couple of years. This year several major brands ran nation-wide commercials announcing their Car Black Friday deals. In the beginning it was creative...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
Indian Aces win inaugural IPTL tie
Manila, Nov 28 (IANS) The much-awaited inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) got off to a flying start with the Indian Aces notching an impressive 26-16 first victory against the Singapore Slammers at...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Australian navy's largest ship commissioned
Canberra, Nov 28 (IANS) HMAS Canberra, a 27,000-tonne landing helicopter dock (LHD), was commissioned Friday, providing the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) with one of the world's most capable and sophisticated amphibious...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Sindhu, Prannoy enter Macau Open semis
Macau, Nov 28 (IANS) Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and H.S. Prannoy came out with contrasting wins to enter their respective semi-finals at the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold here Friday. While defending champion...
Read more on Sport Balla