Spring 2004 (Volume I, Issue 1)

 

Compassion in Action

The inaugural (Spring 2004) issue of Greater Good features a symposium on the subject of compassion. Contributors, ranging from psychology researchers to grade school teachers, present some of the latest research on compassionate people, marriages, and classrooms, and provide inspiring stories of compassion in action. The issue also includes an interview with former Illinois Governor George Ryan about how (and whether) compassion affects politicians’ attitudes toward the death penalty.

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From The Editors

From the Editors: Spring 2004 (01)

By Jason Marsh | March 1, 2004

 

In Brief

Who Cares? (02)

By | March 1, 2004

 

Love on the Brain (03)

By | March 1, 2004

 

Altruism vs. Terrorism (04)

By | March 1, 2004

 

Q&A

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan delivering his January 11, 2003 address at Northwestern University, when he commuted the sentences of 167 death row inmates and freed four others.

A Change of Heart (05)

By | March 1, 2004

An interview with former Illinois Governor George Ryan
by Jason Marsh

 

Features

The Compassionate Instinct (06)

By | March 1, 2004

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

 
Some of the 20,000 clients and 15,000 volunteers who have connected through Shanti over the last 30 years.

Connecting through Compassion (07)

By | March 1, 2004

For three decades Charles Garfield has trained volunteers to care compassionately for strangers. He shares what he’s learned about the extraordinary deeds of ordinary people.

 

My Doctor, Myself (08)

By | March 1, 2004

 

Comforting Words (09)

By | March 1, 2004

 

A Curriculum of Care (10)

By | March 1, 2004

Students achieve more once they’ve learned to care for themselves and others, says Marilyn Watson. She’s done the research to prove this—and witnessed the positive results.

 

What I Learned (11)

By | March 1, 2004

 

Testing the CDP (12)

By | March 1, 2004

 

To Know You Is To Love You (13)

By | March 1, 2004

Marriage researchers Benjamin R. Karney and Lisa A. Neff have found that compassionate spouses have longer, more supportive marriages. But to be a compassionate spouse, you need more than love.

 
Interview subjects of the People on War project from South Africa.

In Search of the Moral Voice (14)

By | March 1, 2004

What makes some people display altruism and compassion in the midst of war? Two researchers are trying to find out.

 

It’s a Family Thing (15)

By | March 1, 2004

La Bodega de la Familia delivers a different kind of justice

 
Scene from "Cracks in the Concrete Canvas," last year's original musical written by the cast of City at Peace-New York.

The Power of Performance (16)

By | March 1, 2004

City at Peace’s teenage cast members write and star in their own original musical. But it’s never just about the show.

 

Book Reviews

Book Review: Destructive Emotions (17)

By | March 1, 2004

by Daniel Goleman
Bantam Books, 2003, 432 pages

 

Book Review: Do Unto Others (18)

By | March 1, 2004

by Samuel P. Oliner
Westview Press, 2003, 288 pages

 

Book Review: Flourishing (19)

By | March 1, 2004

Edited by Corey L. M. Keyes and Jonathan Haidt
American Psychological Association, 2003, 355 pages

 

Book Review: Kids Working It Out (20)

By | March 1, 2004

Edited by Tricia S. Jones and Randy Compton
Jossey-Bass, 2003, 360 pages

 

Book Review: Happiness and Education (21)

By | March 1, 2004

by Nel Noddings
Cambridge University Press, 2003, 308 pages

 

Ideas for the Greater Good

Living Peacefully in a Time of Turmoil (22)

By | March 1, 2004

 

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