Dept. of Human Behavior

Dept. of Human Behavior

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...

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.

Guests

Shankar Vedantam

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

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