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Articles: Six Habits of Highly Empathic PeopleBy Roman Krznaric | November 27, 2012
We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.
Videos and Podcasts: Bullies, Bystanders, and Really Kind KidsBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 25, 2012
Is your kid a bully? Even if you’ve taught your children right from wrong, sometimes the kids of kind and compassionate parents can still be…mean. Rona and I discuss strategies for raising children who don’t bully others.
Articles: Do We Care for Our Teachers?By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 23, 2012
To create a caring school community, research tells us that care must be extended to everyone.
Videos and Podcasts: Raising Kind KidsBy Christine Carter | October 8, 2012
Greater Good Science Center parenting expert Christine Carter explains how to foster kindness in children—a key to their happiness.
What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.
Great companies have compassionate leaders, says Google's "Jolly Good Fellow."
Tips for keeping cool and being kind to yourself, even in the midst of a stressful situation.
Raising Happiness: Greater Happiness in 5 Minutes a DayBy Christine Carter | September 10, 2012
How to teach kids loving-kindness meditation
A recent gathering of compassion researchers reveals new discoveries about how and why humans help each other.
Articles: The Compassionate SpeciesBy Dacher Keltner | July 31, 2012
The vulnerability of our children transformed human relationships, argues Dacher Keltner, and made compassion essential to our survival.
Videos and Podcasts: The Evolutionary Roots of CompassionBy Dacher Keltner | July 30, 2012
Dacher Keltner explains why Darwin thought compassion is humans’ strongest instinct.
Videos and Podcasts: Secrets of the Vagus NerveBy Dacher Keltner | July 30, 2012
Dacher Keltner shares his research on the vagus nerve, a key nexus of mind and body and a biological building block of human compassion.
Facebook is confronting cyberbullying and online conflict. Can a team of researchers help boost kindness among the site's 900 million users?
Articles: What Motivates Kids to Help Others?By Stacey Kennelly | June 19, 2012
A new study suggests even toddlers are motivated by compassion rather than the desire to get credit for good deeds.
Articles: Selling CompassionBy Jill Suttie | May 31, 2012
A new books explores what happens when corporations turn compassion into a commodity.
Articles: Generation Wii… or Generation We?By Dacher Keltner | May 22, 2012
In this commencement address, Dacher Keltner asks today's graduates to look for the best in themselves and in humanity.
What I learned at the recent International Symposium for Contemplative Studies.
Articles: How Does Religion Shape Compassion?By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | May 9, 2012
A GGSC-sponsored study found that compassion is less important for moving religious people to perform acts of kindness. But that doesn't mean they are less compassionate!
In three experiments co-sponsored by the GGSC, scientists found that compassion drove less religious people to be more generous.
Most of the time, gratitude is good. But research finds that there are situations when "thank you" may be the wrong response.
It's easy to feel grateful when life is good, says Robert Emmons. But when disaster strikes, gratitude is worth the effort.
Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?
These two books give us insights into how brain science can help us understand our nature, improve our lives, and help us empathize with those who may have memory lapses.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
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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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