Thursday, November 05, 2009

How to increase altruism

How to increase altruism in toddlers

This piece of research suggests that toddlers when shown images of a pair of dolls tend to be more 'altruistic'.

Such research activities always tend to give me a sick feeling. Next there will be products in the market that will be designed to 'increase your child's altruistic behavior'! I wonder what A.S.Neill, founder of summerhill, will have to say about this.

1 comment:

Vaish said...

I would welcome such a product partha! Decades ago, altruism was inborn quality & not acquired. If only Gandhi and Terasa were alive, they'll encourage it too:)