Lower classes quicker to show compassion in the face of suffering

Anwar, Yasmin

Publisher:  UC Berkeley
Date Written:  19/12/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14267

Researchers have found that people in the lower socio-economic classes are more physiologically attuned to suffering, and quicker to express compassion than their more affluent counterparts. By comparison, individuals in the upper middle and upper classes were less able to detect and respond to the distress signals of others.

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