Research suggests that we’re motivated to respond to tragedies when they unfold right in front of our eyes. But studies also show that we hesitate to make similar sacrifices in the wake of more remote tragedies. We talk with the Washington Post’s Shankar Vedantam about the psychology of our responses to recent global events.

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  • Shankar Vedantam National Reporter and "Department of Human Behavior" Columnist at The Washington Post

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