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Articles: Measuring Compassion in the BodyBy Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | March 9, 2015
What happens in Vagus… may make or break compassion.
Articles: How to Forge a Mentoring RelationshipBy Patrick Cook-Deegan | February 17, 2015
Intergenerational mentoring carries many benefits, but it's becoming more and more rare. Here are some tips for renewing an age-old practice.
Articles: How to Increase Compassion at WorkBy Jill Suttie | February 16, 2015
A new program tries to help business leaders to identify and alleviate suffering in the workplace.
Articles: My Trouble With MindfulnessBy Jill Suttie | February 9, 2015
Jill Suttie knows the benefits of mindfulness, but she still doesn't practice it. What holds her back?
A new study suggests how we can reap greater emotional rewards from helping others.
Articles: Social-Emotional Learning: Why Now?By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 7, 2015
Our new and deeper understanding of human development is reshaping how we think about education.
Christine Carter talks with James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy.
It's easy to make New Year resolutions. The trick lies in keeping them!
Articles: The Cost of Blaming ParentsBy Joshua Coleman, Carolyn Pape Cowan, Philip A. Cowan | December 23, 2014
Anger toward parents is still at the heart of a great deal of therapy. But has this approach gone too far?
How does your family know how to push your buttons? Because they installed them. Here's how to take stress out of the holidays.
Articles: Five Ways to Get the Gift RightBy Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | December 15, 2014
Do presents make you anxious? Here are research-based techniques to help bring joy back into the holidays.
Articles: Why Happiness is the Wrong PursuitBy Christine Carter | December 11, 2014
The way to lead a joyful life is not to pursue happiness for ourselves, argues Christine Carter, but to pursue it for others
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2014By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 8, 2014
Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.
We think of kindness as something we do for others. But Rick Hanson says kindness is a two-way street.
Kozo Hattori interviewed researchers and spiritual leaders about how to raise compassionate boys. This is what he discovered.
Research has found that boys can connect emotionally with others at a very deep level—we just have to make it safe for them to do so.
Articles: Why Empathy MattersBy Jill Suttie | November 21, 2014
A new book argues that empathy can be a radical force for social change.
Videos and Podcasts: Overcoming Objections to Self-CompassionBy Kristin Neff | October 23, 2014
Kristin Neff considers—and rebuts—some of the main objections to treating yourself with kindness.
Videos and Podcasts: The Three Components of Self-CompassionBy Kristin Neff | October 21, 2014
Kristin Neff, the world’s leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program, explains the core features of self-compassion.
Today is the UN's International Day of Happiness! To celebrate, here's a list of some of our most illuminating and helpful happiness research, tools, and tips.
Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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