Dr. Jorge Moll Has Proof Giving Is Good For You

Giving is good for you. Its benefits include improved health and happiness. Giving also strengthens a community’s social bonds. That’s what studies conducted by Dr. Jorge Moll of the National Institutes of Health and other top researchers from Harvard, Johns Hopkins University and other well-respected, prestigious institution show.

  1. Giving Makes People Feel Happy

Giving others money makes people happier than buying something for themselves. Brazilian neuroscientist Jorge Moll’s 2006 study showed giving to charity activates brain regions associated with pleasure, trust and social connection. It may also release endorphins that produce a positive feeling called the “helper’s high.” Learn more about Jorge Moll at Google Scholar.

  1. Giving Improves People’s Health

The elderly, sick and people with chronic ailments show lowered blood pressure and other health improvements when they engage in charitable giving. Dr. Jorge Moll has been researching the health benefits of giving since graduating from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1994.

  1. Giving Increases Cooperation And Social Connection

Giving increases cooperation and trust, strengthens social bonds and heightens feelings of positivity, charity, interdependence and cooperation in social groups. Dr. Moll and his colleagues at the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit of the D’Or Institute of Research and Education, of which he’s founder and president, have long been researching this.

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  1. Giving Evokes Gratitude

Giving and receiving gifts brings out feelings of gratitude in both giver and receiver. Gratitude increases happiness, improves health and strengthens social bonds. This is another area Dr. Moll, who won an NIH Research Fellow and the 2015 Stanford University Visiting Scholar award, has been documenting.

  1. Giving Is Contagious

Giving spurs generosity. When people witness generosity they are inspired to be generous to others. This can end up influencing thousands of people who didn’t witness the initial act of generosity. Dr. Jorge Moll, who earned his PhD in Experimental Pathophysiology from São Paulo University Medical School in 2004 and was elected to the International Neuroethics Society governor’s board, has seen many examples of this in his research. Know more about Jorge at Crunchbase.

So give generously this holiday season and all year round. It will greatly benefit you and the entire human family.

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