Tag: Empathy


Tag: Empathy

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Articles: The Three Parts of an Effective Apology

By Christine Carter | November 12, 2015

"I'm sorry" isn't enough—Christine Carter explains what else needs to be said.


Articles: How Parents Influence Early Moral Development

By Jill Suttie | September 29, 2015

A new study finds that the key to raising moral kids lies with the parents' sense of empathy and injustice.

Crown, 2015, 379 pages

Articles: How Bias Warps Criminal Justice

By Jill Suttie | September 22, 2015

A new book explains the science of implicit bias.

A scene from the 2015 film, Stanford Prison Experiment.

Articles: Does Power Corrupt Everyone Equally?

By Scott Barry Kaufman | September 3, 2015

A new film reveals an important but rarely discussed lesson of the Stanford Prison Experiment.

Gotham, 2015, 266 pages.

Articles: Can We Make Charitable Giving More Effective?

By Jill Suttie | August 27, 2015

Two new books argue that global philanthropy can get a lot better at helping the poor.


Articles: How Loved Children Become Giving Adults

By Josh Elmore | August 20, 2015

A new study applies attachment theory to understand why some people donate more to charity than others.


Articles: What is the Relationship Between Stress and Empathy?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | August 13, 2015

A recent Greater Good article about anxiety and empathy triggered controversy among readers. But what does the science say?


Articles: How Anxiety Reduces Empathy

By Kira M. Newman | August 10, 2015

A study suggests that stress and surprise can hurt your ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes.

Caitlyn Jenner (left, on the cover of Vanity Fair) won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award from ESPN. This triggered a social media uproar, with many arguing that it should have gone to U.S. Army veteran Noah Galloway (right), an athlete who lost an arm and a leg in Iraq.

Articles: When Courage Goes Bad

By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 16, 2015

Who gets to be brave? Researcher Cynthia Pury argues that courage is very much in the eye of the beholder.


Articles: Should We Train Doctors for Empathy?

By Jill Suttie | July 8, 2015

Following a wave of research suggesting the benefits of emotionally attuned physicians, the medical field is exploring ways to cultivate empathy.


Articles: How to Avoid the Empathy Trap

By Robin Stern, Diana Divecha | July 7, 2015

Do you prioritize other people's feelings over your own? You might be falling into the "empathy trap."

Oxford University Press, 2015, 217 pages

Articles: Is Morality Based on Emotions or Reason?

By Jill Suttie | June 10, 2015

A new book takes aim at those who claim moral impulses are rooted in emotional ones.


Articles: Can Restorative Justice Help Prisoners to Heal?

By Jill Suttie | June 9, 2015

The Insight Prison Project helps incarcerated men learn new emotional skills in order to succeed in and out of prison. But it can also help crime survivors.

Adapted from The Upside of Stress (Avery, 2015).

Articles: How to Transform Stress into Courage and Connection

By Kelly McGonigal | May 13, 2015

Stress doesn't always lead to fight-or-flight, says Kelly McGonigal. It can also activate brain systems that help us connect with other people.


Articles: How Our Bodies React to Seeing Goodness

By Jill Suttie | May 12, 2015

A new study maps what happens in our bodies and brains when we witness acts of kindness and compassion.


Articles: Why People Make Sacrifices for Others

By Josh Elmore | April 29, 2015

A new study asks: Is costly altruism motivated more by self-centered distress or a compassionate desire to relieve another person’s pain?


Articles: How to Help a Narcissist to Forgive

By Linda Graham | April 14, 2015

Narcissists struggle to forgive people for even minor transgressions. But a new study points the way forward.

Which one will you choose?

Articles: How Science Helps Us Find the Good

By Jeremy Adam Smith | April 9, 2015

Looking back at 10 years of writing about the science of human goodness for Greater Good, Jeremy Adam Smith discovers that the bad and good—and the inner and outer—go hand in hand.

Frans de Waal: Like humans, along with aggression, chimps’ behavior includes reconciliation, empathy and consolation.

Articles: Monkeys for Equal Pay

By Barry J. Bergman | March 18, 2015

And every cat for itself! A report on Frans de Waal's recent Greater Good Science Center talk.

They look like they're fighting—but in fact these two bonobos are playing.

Articles: What Can Bonobos Tell Us about Ourselves?

By Frans de Waal | March 3, 2015

Famed primatologist Frans de Waal takes on the unproven assumption that apes and humans are natural-born killers.


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