John Templeton FoundationMay 2018
Exploring the roots of generosity

A project from the John Templeton Foundation called The Science of Generosity surveys the economics, neuroscience, psychology, and sociology of giving. The report investigates the roots of human generosity, the positive effects of giving, the individual factors linked to generosity, and the social and cultural drivers of giving. Among the interesting findings are evidence of especially strong associations between generosity and psychological health, happiness, and well-being.

Read the full report.