Nancy Rausch
Senior Manager, SAS R&D

Nancy Rausch is a Senior Manager in R&D at SAS. Nancy has been involved for many years in the design and development of SAS’ data warehouse and data management products, working closely with customers and authoring a number of papers on SAS data management products and best practice design principles for data management solutions. She holds a Master of Science in Analytics from Capella University, and a Master of Science from Duke University in Computer Engineering.

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Is it really better to give than to receive? Data science says yes

Active gratitude is the feeling you get when a stranger does something nice for you without expecting anything in return. While both are beneficial for our health, there is a statistically significant, positive correlation between active gratitude and pro-sociality (r = 0.374), that is not present with passive gratitude. In other words, random acts of kindness trigger other random acts of kindness to other people, which is both good for us and good for society.