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Understanding Greed Better

Although material greed is an anti-social behavior, a professor believes that being greedy with your time can actually be necessary to making scientific discoveries and achievements in sports.Is greed a good thing?Paul Zak, a neuroeconomist and professor at Claremont Graduate University has lectured about greed in his class called Science and the Seven Deadly Sins. He says that although material greed is an anti-social behavior, being greedy with your time can actually be a necessary part of making scientific discoveries and achievements in sports.Zak's research has shown that people who are greedy actually have different brain chemistry than most other people, and similar to psychopaths, they have a dysfunctional processing of the chemical oxytocin. Doctor Jeffrey P. Kahn, clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College said: “Greed, by definition, means a selfish desire for significantly more than you need. Which is different than wa

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