Identification with ‘all humanity’ predicts willingness to contribute to health of others.

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Psychology plays a considerable role in human health. New research shows that the level to which individuals identify with ‘all humanity’ is a reliable predictor of their willingness to contribute to the health of others. The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most pressing challenges to global society in the early 21st century. Research Scientist Dr. Rodolfo Cortes Barragan and colleagues found that identification with humanity accounted for peoples’ enactment of ‘prosocial’ behavior (behavior which is aimed at benefitting others) in the context of lapsed public health guidelines in Autumn 2022. Researchers believe that by studying, understanding, and promoting identification with all humanity, societies may be able to strengthen their response to pan-human crises, including socioeconomic upheavals, climate catastrophes, and inter-nation conflicts.

Read the Frontiers in Psychology article here.