Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Poor children tend to be more satisfied and more willing to sacrifice their personal lives than other children

نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪Children from poor families tend to be more altruistic and more willing to make personal sacrifices for others.‬‏

Altruism, although costly, may promote well-being for people who give. Costly giving by adults has received considerable attention, but less is known about the possible benefits, as well as biological and environmental correlates, of altruism in early childhood. In the current study, we present evidence that children who forgo self-gain to help other people show greater vagal flexibility and higher subsequent vagal tone than children who do not, and children from less wealthy families have more altruistically than those from wealthier families. These results suggest that (a) altruism should be viewed through a biopsychosocial lens, (b) the influence of privileged words on children's willingness to make personal sacrifices for others emerging early, and (c) altruism and healthy vagal functioning may share reciprocal relations in childhood. When children help others at a cost to themselves, they could be playing an active role in promoting their own well-being as well as the well-being of others.

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