What would we find if we studied the world’s nicest people?

What would we find if we studied the world’s nicest people?

What a great example of positive psychology research in the making…

by Melissa Dahl via the Science of Us

We spend a lot of time and energy worrying about the worst of humanity, and for good reason — the liars, the crooks, and the sociopaths cause terrible problems, both to individual lives and society at large. But what about the other end of the moral spectrum: the people who are consistently and exceptionally good? Researchers at Wake Forest University recently won a $3.9 million grant intended to fund a three-year research initiative studying the most morally upright people they can find, nominated by the people who know them. They hope that these "moral superstars," as the researchers dubbed them, will provide some lessons for the rest of us on how to be good…

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