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“A curious connection between altitude and goodness”

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Why Escalators Bring out the Best in People: A curious connection between altitude and goodness is an article in Scientific American reporting on a number of studies that appear to make a connection between perceived, or actual, height and increased levels of kindness and cooperation.

Here’s an excerpt:

In a final study, participants watched film clips of scenes taken from an airplane above the clouds, or through the window of a passenger car. Participants who had watched the clip of flying up above the clouds were 50 percent more cooperative in a computer game than those who had watched the car ride down on the ground.

Except for a couple of maps and a list of Bloom’s Taxonomy sentence starters, I generally only have student-created work on my classroom’s walls.  I wonder if I should get a photo of Sacramento from the air?  It couldn’t hurt…

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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