• You Should Always Shake Hands with a Robot Big Ideas, Empathy | May 29, 2015

    Touch between humans can build trust and cooperation. But how do we feel when we touch machines?

  • During the past year, actor and comedian Chris Rock took selfies every time he was pulled over by police, as anecdotal evidence of bias in traffic stops. Rock says this happened three times in two months.
    How to Reduce Racial Profiling Mind & Body, Big Ideas | May 28, 2015

    Evidence says that implicit racial bias influences police in deciding which cars to stop. But there's a better way, argues Jack Glaser.

  • Should Student Success Include Happiness? Education, Happiness | May 25, 2015

    If we want our students to become happy adults, research suggests that schools should focus more on students' well-being than academic success.

  • Three Tricky Ways to Cultivate Courage Work & Career | May 21, 2015

    Fear holding you back? Here are Christine Carter's favorite tactics for building bravery.

  • Is a Good Role Model a Positive One? Education, Work & Career | May 20, 2015

    A new study finds that positive role models aren't necessarily better than negative ones. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve.

  • A selfie with National Guard soldiers in Baltimore on May 1, 2015.
    Understanding Our New Racial Reality Starts with the Unconscious Mind & Body, Big Ideas | May 19, 2015

    Egalitarian goals can be undermined by deeply rooted implicit biases, says john a. powell. To address racial discrimination, we need to look inward.

  • Helping Kids Overcome the Bystander Effect Education, Family & Couples, Altruism | May 18, 2015

    A new study of five year olds reveals what forces stop us from helping people in need—and what we can do to overcome them.

  • How to Change a Company from the Inside Out Work & Career | May 15, 2015

    A new book explains how to move your organization in a more socially or environmentally responsible direction.

  • Officer Tina Latendresse of the Hillsboro Police Department in Oregon meditates during a mindfulness training program for police.
    How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Mindfulness | May 14, 2015

    There might be a solution to implicit racial bias, argues Rhonda Magee: cultivating moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.

  • Adapted from <a href=“http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1583335617/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1583335617&linkCode=as2&tag=gregooscicen-20&linkId=6WA4ZMWXMRPWZF4L”><em>The Upside of Stress</em></a> (Avery, 2015).
    How to Transform Stress into Courage and Connection Work & Career, Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Compassion | May 13, 2015

    Stress doesn't always lead to fight-or-flight, says Kelly McGonigal. It can also activate brain systems that help us connect with other people.

  • <a href=“http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393073777/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0393073777&linkCode=as2&tag=gregooscicen-20”> W. W. Norton & Company, 2013, 304 pages</a>
    Finding Morality in Animals Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Altruism, Empathy | July 9, 2013

    Two new books explore research on animals to better understand the roots of human morality and challenge human specialness.

  • Six Habits of Highly Empathic People Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Empathy | November 27, 2012

    We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.

  • How to Stop Attachment Insecurity from Ruining Your Love Life Family & Couples | February 13, 2014

    Do you have commitment, trust, and attachment issues? Science helped Meghan Laslocky—and it just might help you, too.

  • How to Help Teens Find Purpose Education, Family & Couples, Happiness, Mindfulness | April 16, 2015

    Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.

  • When Are You Sacrificing Too Much in Your Relationship? Family & Couples, Gratitude | August 15, 2012

    Close relationships require sacrifice. Here are seven questions to ask yourself before you give up too much.

  • How to Deal with Mean People Family & Couples, Compassion | April 15, 2013

    Hint: Don’t just turn the other cheek.

  • Should We Stay Together for the Kids? Family & Couples | November 3, 2009
  • This Is Your Brain on Heartbreak Family & Couples, Mind & Body | February 15, 2013

    Why does getting dumped hurt physically? Meghan Laslocky explains where that feeling comes from, and what it's good for.

  • How to Focus a Wandering Mind Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Mindfulness | July 17, 2013

    New research reveals what happens in a wandering mind—and sheds light on the cognitive and emotional benefits of increased focus.

  • How Our Bodies React to Seeing Goodness Mind & Body, Altruism | May 12, 2015

    A new study maps what happens in our bodies and brains when we witness acts of kindness and compassion.

  • Six Habits of Highly Empathic People Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Empathy | November 27, 2012

    We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.

  • Juan Estey
    Why Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Compassion, Mindfulness | May 27, 2011

    Researcher Kristin Neff reveals the benefits of going easy on yourself: less anxiety, less conflict, and more peace of mind.

  • Surviving Betrayal Family & Couples | September 1, 2008

    Romantic betrayal is traumatizing, says psychologist Joshua Coleman. But couples can learn to trust again.

  • Arturo Bejar, a Facebook engineer who has been leading its “social reporting” project, speaking at Facebook’s second Compassion Research Day on July 11.
    Can Science Make Facebook More Compassionate? Big Ideas, Compassion, Empathy | July 25, 2012

    Facebook is confronting cyberbullying and online conflict. Can a team of researchers help boost kindness among the site's 900 million users?

  • Hands On Research: The Science of Touch Education, Family & Couples, Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Compassion | September 29, 2010

    Dacher Keltner explains how compassion is literally at our fingertips.

  • Six Habits of Highly Grateful People Big Ideas, Gratitude | November 20, 2013

    Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"

  • How to Focus a Wandering Mind Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Mindfulness | July 17, 2013

    New research reveals what happens in a wandering mind—and sheds light on the cognitive and emotional benefits of increased focus.

  • Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal Gratitude, Happiness | November 17, 2011

    Here's a way to be thankful all year long.

  • John Gottman on Trust and Betrayal Family & Couples | October 29, 2011

    The nation's top marriage expert explains why trust is essential to couples and communities--and how we can build it.

  • The Compassionate Instinct Big Ideas, Altruism, Compassion | March 1, 2004

    Think humans are born selfish? Think again. Dacher Keltner reveals the compassionate side to human nature.

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