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Highly religious people are less motivated by compassion than are non-believers

Highly religious people are less motivated by compassion than are non-believers | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
"Love thy neighbor" is preached from many a pulpit. But new research suggests that the highly religious are less motivated by compassion when helping a stranger than are atheists, agnostics and less religious people.
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Suppressing feelings of compassion makes people feel less moral

Suppressing feelings of compassion makes people feel less moral | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
It’s normal to not always act on your sense of compassion—for example, by walking past a beggar on the street without giving them any money. Maybe you want to save your money or avoid engaging with a homeless person.
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Humility and Helpfulness

Humility and Helpfulness | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

From the University of Maine Press Office: Helping one another in times of need is a cornerstone of quality human relationships

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