A new research study of the mind and body highlights the many benefits of giving. According to the Berkeley University, Greater Good Magazine, people who give are generally happier, healthier and had far greater impact on the community compared to those who don’t. The same results were witnessed in people who make charitable donations for various causes or those who volunteer in home shelters and soup kitchen. To demonstrate these findings, a professor at the Harvard Business School conducted a study in 2008 that suggests giving money to others effectively lifted the recipient’s happiness and spirits. With regards to health, several studies have linked the effects of generosity to better health across diverse groups of people, including the sick and elderly.
A study by University of California, Berkeley professor, Doug Oman established that elderly people who volunteered their time working for 2 or more organizations were shown to be 44% less likely to die over the course of 5 years compared to those who did not volunteer at all. Besides happiness and health, giving has also been shown to evoke instantaneously gratitude along with promoting social connections and corporation. Giving promotes social connection and cooperation because people who give are more likely to receive back. This is so because the generosity is more often than not rewarded down the line. Jorge Moll has been part of many groundbreaking studies on human behaviors in Brazil and across the World.
About Jorge Moll
Jorge Moll is a widely respected Neurologist and the current President, Director and the Governing Board Member of D’Or Institute for Research and Development. According to his (LinkedIn) profile, Jorge became the President of D’Or Institute for Research and Development in 2007. Some of his other designations include Partner at VHM Ventures and Visiting Research Scholar at Stanford University. Jorge Moll is also a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Jorge held the position from July 2004 to February 2007. Jorge studied Neurological Medicine at UFRJ from 1989 until 1997. For his PhD in Pathophysiology Experimental, Jorge attended USP from 2000 to 2003. Jorge Moll speaks both English and Portuguese.