When people suppress their sense of compassion, there’s often a price to pay: Losing a bit of their commitment to morality.
Normally, people assume that ignoring their compassionate feelings — such as refusing to give money to a homeless person — has no effect, but researchers Daryl Cameron and Keith Payne, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suspected that wasn’t true.
“Compassion is such a powerful emotion. It’s been called a moral barometer,” said Cameron, …
By JANICE WOOD