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Articles: How Stories Change the Brain

By Paul J. Zak | December 17, 2013

Paul Zak's research is uncovering how stories shape our brains, tie strangers together, and move us to be more empathic and generous.

 

Articles: The Poor Give More

By Jason Marsh | August 11, 2010

A new study finds that the rich are less altruistic

 
Harper, 2010, 352 pages

Articles: Wonderfully Irrational

By Pelin Kesebir | August 10, 2010

A review of The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home

 

Articles: What Seniors Get from Giving Back

By Bernie Wong | July 22, 2010

Research shows how older volunteers can get the most out of their service.

 

Articles: The Helper’s High

By James Baraz, Shoshana Alexander | February 1, 2010

Suffering is inevitable. But James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander argue that responding to pain with compassion, care, and generosity is key to a joyful life.

 

Articles: Check Out Oakland Local

By Jason Marsh | October 20, 2009

 

Articles: The Activism Cure

By Meredith Maran | June 1, 2009

People who give to others give healthier, happier lives to themselves, argues Meredith Maran.

 

Articles: Rebuilding Community after Katrina

By Jason Marsh | September 1, 2005

An Interview with Bowling Alone author Robert Putnam

 

Articles: The Chauffeur’s Dilemma

By Arlie Hochschild | September 1, 2005

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting left behind. Why don’t more people stick up for fellow citizens facing hard times? Because, argues Arlie Hochschild, empathy is being squeezed from the American way of life.

 

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    October 2, 2014

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

  • The Battle Between Success and Compassion

    October 17, 2014

    If adults want to raise caring kids, research suggests they might need to start by examining the mixed messages they’re sending to kids.

  

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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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