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Religiosity as a predictor of a child's kindness

A recent study on the influence of religion on altruistic behavior among children was conducted by Dr. Jean Decety, at the Department of Psychology from University of Chicago along with an international team of scientists.

To test the correlation between religion and acts of kindness among kids, the scientists selected 1,170 children aged from five to twelve.

This large population of children belonged to six countries- Canada, China, Jordan, Turkey, USA and South Africa, creating a diverse mix.

The children were divided into three categories- Not religious, Christian and Islam.

Although the original sample included kids who were Hindus, Jews, Buddhists etc. yet they did not add up to a large enough sample size...

News »

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Arts & Culture »

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Macy Gray at Muffathalle, Munich
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Politics »

Child mortality is improving in African nations
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Stefan and Martina
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Independence referendums since 1957
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Foreign fighters statistics from Statista portal
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Business »

German business confidence slips, yet again
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Electric car sales show strong growth
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BMW and Toyota to develop a fuel cell vehicle
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Science »

Artist rendition of a rocky planet orbiting a red dwarf. With the right conditions, perhaps habitable.
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A slope with dark streaks caused by water seepage in Valles Marineris, photographed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Integrating smartphone technology within the conventional classroom setting in universities maybe the next paradigm shift, given the ubiquitous nature of smartphones. But how do we implement this?
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New approach tries to clear the air over fossil fuels
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Opinions »

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