An interesting piece of research from Michigan State University, my alma mater…
“Does Social Status Affect Generosity?” Nicholas Hays, assistant professor of management at MSU – and Steven Blader at NYU – conducted a series of six scientific studies. And here’s the finding:
- “Prominent people who don’t feel their status is fair and equitable become more generous with others to alleviate that sense of inequity.”
Check out the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology for more.