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Research on the Science of Forgiveness: An Annotated Bibliography

By Adam Cohen | October 1, 2004

Summaries of research on forgiveness, peace, and well-being.

 
  

Past Stories

Research on the Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: An Annotated Bibliography

By Christine Carter | September 1, 2004

Just how much can parents influence the happiness of their children? Read this discussion of what research has to say.

 

Research on Getting Along Across Differences: An Annotated Bibliography

By Shahla Maghzi | August 1, 2004

A summary of scientific evidence related to cross-race friendships and romantic relationships.

 

Research on Cross-Race Relationships: An Annotated Bibliography

By Elizabeth Page-Gould | July 1, 2004

A summary of scientific evidence related to cross-race friendships and romantic relationships.

 

Research on Buddhist Conceptions of Compassion: An Annotated Bibliography

By Jennifer Goetz | June 1, 2004

How do Buddhist and Western notions of compassion differ? Read summaries of research comparing the two traditions.

 

Compassion & Empathy Research: An Annotated Bibliography

By Jennifer Goetz | May 1, 2004

What has scientific inquiry revealed about compassion? Read summaries of the most intriguing research to date.

 

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  • Just One Thing: Be at Peace with the Pain of Others

    September 26, 2014

    We can feel threatened by another person's stress, says Rick Hanson. So how do you stay open, caring, and brave enough to help them?

  • When Does Power Hurt Romance?

    October 2, 2014

    Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.

  • What is a Good Life?

    October 1, 2014

    A new book explores what we know and don’t yet know about human nature and the role of the environment in shaping our moral character.

  

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Self-Compassion & the Cultivation of Happiness with Kristin Neff
International House, UC Berkeley campus
November 7, 2014


Self-Compassion & the Cultivation of Happiness with Kristin Neff

This day-long seminar led by self-compassion pioneer Kristin Neff, will offer strategies for cultivating self-compassion, boosting happiness, and reducing stress in yourself and others.


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Whistling Vivaldi By Claude M. Steele Steele offers studies and stories that show how stereotypes can affect group members' lives in subtle but powerful ways, especially when it comes to academic performance.

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