Sunday, 6 November 2016

more wealth = less empathy

In everyday language, the rich care less about the less fortunate, in fact they seem to be practically invisible.
more wealth = less empathy
With sufficient (unbiased) experience of life, this is fairly obvious, but well designed recent research demonstrates the fact very clearly.

Full story in news format:

science shows the richer you get the less you pay attention to other people

The original science:

Social Class and the Motivational Relevance of Other Human Beings

Evidence From Visual Attention

(tags empathy, pathological wealth, psychology, sociology, popular science)


empathy for refugees said...

#empathy - Starbucks supports #refugees

Donald Trump's supporters call for Starbucks boycott after CEO announces plan to hire 10,000 refugees

Starbucks' chief executive Howard Schultz, on Sunday, said that the coffee giant will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years in response to President Donald Trump's executive order to temporarily bar refugees access to the US and to ban entry for anyone from seven majority Muslim countries.

While many customers were immediately supportive of the company’s actions, Mr Trump’s backers took to social media to criticise Mr Schultz and threatened to boycott the brand.

The hashtag #BoycottStarbucks was still trending on Twitter on Tuesday morning, with people praising and condemning the company’s move.

pathological wealth said...

Good reasons to give to the poor
more wealth = less empathy