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Femida Handy

The Science of Generosity: Do Good…Feel Good

by Femida Handy

The Science of Generosity: Do Good…Feel Good

Femida Handy

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In this course offered by the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Femida Handy explores the science behind why we give and the effects it can have at the individual level and society at large.

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The Science of Generosity: Do Good…Feel Good

by Femida Handy

The Science of Generosity: Do Good…Feel Good

Femida Handy

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Whether it's billions donated to charity or a tip left for the waiter, generosity is universally appreciated. But what motivates us to give, and what kind of impacts can it have?

Dr. Femida Handy is Professor of Nonprofit Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. This course offered through edX looks at generosity in its various forms and how it serves to not only create positive social change but also enriches the giver. Dr. Handy and numerous other experts weigh in on aspects of generosity, from the chemical and biological processes behind it to how corporations can integrate aspects of generosity into their business practices.

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"If you can't be generous when you have nothing, I promise you, you'll not be generous when you have something or when you have everything."

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