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People from highly educated neighborhoods are more likely to help a stranger, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University.
Study author Dr. Cyril Grueter, from UWA's School of Human Sciences, said that while altruism was a universal human trait, little was known about its specific links to someone's socio-economic background.
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"Previous research by us and others has suggested that residents of high-SES areas are more likely to feel concern for the welfare of others," Dr. Grueter said.
"What we've found is that a person's willingness to help a stranger depends on their socioeconomic environment.
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"But what exactly is it about socioeconomic status that makes people go out of their way to help a stranger?"
The study, published in Evolutionary...
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