Humans naturally wired to forgive, says study

(STUDY FINDS) — Is the human psyche pre-wired to be naturally forgiving of others? A new study suggests that people are inherently open to giving second chances (and more) after being wronged, perhaps explaining why so many opt to stay in troubled relationships. Psychologists at Yale University, the University of Oxford, the University College London, […]

(STUDY FINDS) — Is the human psyche pre-wired to be naturally forgiving of others? A new study suggests that people are inherently open to giving second chances (and more) after being wronged, perhaps explaining why so many opt to stay in troubled relationships.

Psychologists at Yale University, the University of Oxford, the University College London, and the International School for Advanced Studies led the study of more than 1,500 people who were tasked with evaluating a moral dilemma. Participants were asked to observe two strangers who were given the option of collecting cash — by administering painful electric shocks on another person.

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