Written by Julie Bort.
As we head into the 2016 presidential race for real and all the mud slinging, the negative ads, the disrespectful political discourse that surrounds American politics, it’s easy to lose faith in humanity.
So here’s some feel-good research to help vaccinate yourself from all that.
It turns out that people are actually kind by default, says Emma Seppala, science director for the Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.
Research shows that “being kind is actually our first response. It is our first automatic tendency,” she says.
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