When it comes to the wellness science, we admit it – we’re nerds. We’ve read stacks and stacks of research papers and bookmarked them for integration into Gratiu’s concept and content. Every so often we’ll take a break from growing Gratiu to add them here so you can share in our excitement!
Being the recipient of generosity or observing generosity has a positive impact on the recipient and/or observer, thus creating a desire to be generous themselves.
The Social Contagion of Generosity
Department of Sociology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America, Department of Information Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
This study shows that generosity is coupled with lower stress rates. Lowered stress rates are found to have a significant impact on increased life expectancy age.