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    • Why Some People Are More Altruistic Than Others

    • By: Abigail Marsh
    • Narrated by: Abigail Marsh
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Why do some people do selfless things, helping other people even at risk to their own well-being? Psychology researcher Abigail Marsh studies the motivations of people who do extremely altruistic acts, like donating a kidney to a complete stranger. Are their brains just different?

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    • The Fear Factor

    • How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between
    • By: Abigail Marsh
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
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    What is responsible for the extremes of generosity and cruelty humans are capable of? By putting psychopathic children and extreme altruists in an MRI, acclaimed psychologist Abigail Marsh found that the answer lies in how our brain responds to others' fear. While the brain's amygdala makes most of us hardwired for good, its variations can explain heroic and psychopathic behavior.

    • How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between
    • By: Abigail Marsh
    • Narrated by: Christine Lakin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 10-26-17
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    • Good for Nothing

    • From Altruists to Psychopaths and Everyone in Between
    • By: Abigail Marsh
    • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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    If humans are fundamentally good, why do we engage in acts of great cruelty? If we are evil, why do we sometimes help others at a cost to ourselves? Whether humans are good or evil is a question that has plagued philosophers and scientists for as long as there have been philosophers and scientists. Many argue that we are fundamentally selfish, and only the rules and laws of our societies and our own relentless efforts of will can save us from ourselves. But is this really true?

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