Talking about helping others makes a person seem warm and leads to social approval. This work examines the real world consequences of this basic, social-cognitive phenomenon by examining whether record-low levels of public approval of the US Congress may, in part, be a product of declining use of prosocial language during Congressional debates. A text analysis of all 124 million words spoken in the House of Representatives between 1996 and 2014 found that declining levels of prosocial language strongly predicted public disapproval of Congress 6 mo later. Warm, prosocial language still predicted public approval when removing the effects of societal and global factors (e.g., the September 11 attacks) and Congressional efficacy (e.g., passing bills), suggesting that prosocial language has an independent, direct effect on social approval.
Yes, of course this happened in FLORIDUH.
In case there is any doubt or confusion among despicable right-wing filth who think they are absolved of responsibility for the dead people killed in the train crash in Philly because the train was speeding, sorry but no, the blood is on your hands:
For the second time in two years, a passenger train traveling well above its speed limit has derailed, leaving a trail of death and injuries. And for the second time, existing technology that might have prevented the accident was missing.
But yeah, let’s give tax cuts to billionaires instead of fixing, maintaining, and upgrading our national infrastructure. Greed kills.
Yes, the blood is on the hands of these subhuman “fiscal conservative, small government” filth.