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Alex Dixon is a Greater Good editorial assistant.

 
 
  

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Articles: Kindness Makes You Happy… and Happiness Makes You Kind

By Alex Dixon | September 6, 2011

New research suggests that once you start doing nice things for other people, you might not want to stop.

 

Articles: Can Empathy Reduce Racism?

By Alex Dixon | July 21, 2011

A new study suggests we can keep our prejudices in check by trying to see the world through someone else's eyes.

 

Articles: Policing Bias

By Alex Dixon | August 1, 2009

Studies show that police officers are quicker to shoot black suspects than white ones, reports Alex Dixon. As a result, scientists and law enforcement are teaming up to confront a dangerous threat: racial bias.

 

Articles: Ten Ways to Say “Thanks” While Driving

By Alex Dixon | June 7, 2009

 

Articles: Everybody Wants a Hug

By Alex Dixon | May 29, 2009

 

Articles: Empathy’s in Our Genes?

By Alex Dixon | April 30, 2009

 

Articles: Sick with Happiness

By Alex Dixon | December 1, 2008

 

Articles: Book Review: Rock, Paper, Scissors

By Alex Dixon | December 1, 2008

by Len Fisher
Basic Books, 2008, 288 pages

 

Articles: Sweet Charity

By Alex Dixon | December 1, 2008

 

Articles: Sharp and Social

By Alex Dixon | September 1, 2008

 

Articles: The Altruistic Advantage

By Alex Dixon | September 1, 2008

 

Articles: Empathy’s for the Dogs

By Alex Dixon | September 1, 2008

 

Articles: Does your dog feel your pain?

By Alex Dixon | August 26, 2008

 

Articles: With Age, World Becomes “Mostly Good”

By Alex Dixon | July 16, 2008

 

Articles: Aping a Smile

By Alex Dixon | June 1, 2008

 

Articles: Can You Police Bias?

By Alex Dixon | June 1, 2008

 

Articles: For orangutans, laughter is contagious

By Alex Dixon | April 3, 2008

 

Articles: Being social may help your heart

By Alex Dixon | March 2, 2008

 

Articles: Alien Kindness

By Alex Dixon | March 1, 2008

How can scientists beam altruism into outer space?

 

Articles: Is aging altruistic?

By Alex Dixon | January 28, 2008

 

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