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Trying To Do Good

We know our actions affect those around us. But how do we know whether our impact is positive? This week on Hidden Brain, what it means to do good in the world.
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It's always better to help someone than not, right?

We begin this episode in a virtual classroom. Several years ago Kellie Gillespie took an online course in , taught by of Wesleyan University. Hundreds of thousands of other people enrolled in the same online course.

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