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Altruistic adolescents less likely to become depressed
April 24, 2014
It is better to give than to receive--at least if you're an adolescent and you enjoy giving, a new study suggests. The study found that 15- and 16-year-olds who find pleasure in pro-social activities, such as giving their money to family members, are less likely to become depressed than those who get a bigger thrill from taking risks or keeping the money for themselves.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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