Scientists from the Institute of psychology RAS tried to understand why older people are so sensitive to the thoughts and actions of young people. Russian experts interviewed people from different age groups living in the United States, Canada, the UK and Russia.

Before the volunteers set a fictional situation in which you were required to make a choice between saving one person with saving face and saving many lives, however, lose the trust and reputation in the eyes of the people.

Young people, as it turned out, were often willing to save the crowd and lose reputation for a noble act. Older people, on the other hand, chose saving one and worried about his reputation. Especially powerful is the gap between generations, the researchers observed in the group of participants from Russia. In other countries the data of the experiment were the same.

Scientists believe it's all in the upbringing. In Russia many of the values only are formed, foundations are changing pretty quickly. This leads to misunderstanding between generations.

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