Friday Mar 18, 2022
Recent research led by Manja Gartner shows that decisions that are made by heart and not the brain increase altruistic behaviour, News18 reported.
Decisions are taken usually by a combination of brain and heart giving us both rational and affective elements, respectively.
However, the team suggests that affective components in decisions are directly proportional to prosocial behaviour.
The study involved a widely representative sample. With 1,828 participants, it was intensive research. Participants’ decisions and their perspectives of those decisions were assessed. They were asked to identify whether their decisions were intuitive or deliberative.
The researchers also noticed that decisions that were intuitive rather than rational had more positive effects.
Research revealed a lot about human judgment and laid grounds for further studies in altruism.