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  • Forget panic and angry mobs. During disasters like COVID-19, all we want to do is help

    Toronto Star - 04/07/2020

    David DeSteno, a psychology professor at Northeastern University, says that when a disaster strikes, it’s rare to see panic, looting or other anti-social behaviour. “What we find is that in general, the greater percentage of people tend to engage in a kind of co-operative altruism. The phenomenon is called ‘altruism born of suffering.’”

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