Do Religious People Help More? Not So You’d Notice

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY December 1989 Do Religious People Help More? Not So You’d Notice By Alfie Kohn [This is a slightly expanded version of the published article.]  In a society that teaches us to associate morality with religion, it is easy to assume that a strong relationship exists between piety and pity, between God and good. After all, the sacred texts of … Read More

Beyond Selfishness

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY October 1988 Beyond Selfishness By Alfie Kohn You realize you left your wallet on the bus and you give up hope of ever seeing it again. But someone calls that evening asking how to return the wallet to you. Two toddlers are roughhousing when one suddenly begins to cry. The other child rushes to fetch his own security … Read More