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WSU Did the Study with Other Schools, but Won’t Give Them Credit

That guy at work who selflessly gives more and more to please everyone? Yeah, everyone else hates him too, says Dr. Craig Parks of Washington State University. His study was originally meant to see how selfish people were ostracized, but Parks unexpectedly discovered that overly generous people are ostracized, too. “That was not at all what I expected,” he said. Such behavior “upsets the dynamic” and, of course, makes other people on the team look bad. (RC/Spokane Spokesman-Review) ...I did enough to tell you about the study. If you want to read it, go find it yourself.
Original Publication Date: 29 August 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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