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Nothing about the trial prevents people from seeking a vaccination on their own, but she views participating as a way to contribute to history — an altruistic impulse that scientists running the trial said they are depending on.A vaccine study in college students will help determine when it’s safe to take masks off|Carolyn Y. Johnson|April 12, 2021|Washington Post
While it is perhaps not surprising that highly social species like elephants and primates routinely help their kith and kin, what is truly eye-opening is how often these altruistic impulses cross species lines.
One of his great sayings is, “Selfish individuals outcompete altruistic individuals, but altruistic groups outcompete selfish groups.”
In one manipulation, for instance, they thought they could make the peg-turning task less boring by telling participants that there was an altruistic angle.
Evolutionary theorists argue that altruistic behavior is a survival trait, much like eating or having sex.
Wetzel told me that at approximately the 10-year mark, lifers tend to become altruistic and “start getting involved.”Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most Americans have viewed Africa through the lens of LiveAid or Black Hawk Down or the altruistic whims of Madonna.How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)|Todd Moss|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But his may be one of the most altruistic motives behind DIY nation-building yet.So You Want to Rule a Kingdom? A Wacky History of One-Man Nations|Nina Strochlic|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This greater goal, be it altruistic or economic, helps impassion people, and passion is a great mobilizer.
“I joined for fairly altruistic reasons, like a lot of people in our generation,” Feehan said.Medal of Honor Awardee Embodies the best of his Generation|Matt Gallagher|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You have been altruistic, Dr. Marmion; I fear critical people would say that you meddled.Mrs. Falchion, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Their defender, however, after admitting their untruthfulness, explains that their lying is altruistic.The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross
Afterwards, when he thought more deeply, he found a great hope in the very existence of all this altruistic enthusiasm.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham
You can trust them in anything, if your demand be for nothing extremely intelligent or absurdly altruistic.Letters from America|Rupert Brooke
But in order to strengthen his defence, he alleged reasons which could not be understood in an altruistic country.Contemporary Russian Novelists|Serge Persky