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Do you see happiness as within your control to improve? A new study has linked this belief to empathy.
Articles: What’s Good about Lying?By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 8, 2017
New research reveals how we learn to lie for the benefit of other people.
Articles: How Adults Communicate Bias to ChildrenBy Jill Suttie | January 31, 2017
A new study suggests preschoolers can "catch" prejudice from grown-ups through nonverbal behavior—and it hints at solutions.
When we teach compassionate listening to students, we foster belonging, inclusion, and learning in the classroom.
Articles: What’s the Matter with Empathy?By Sara H. Konrath | January 24, 2017
At a time when “empathy” is more controversial than ever, a researcher explains what it is, what it isn’t, and when it fosters kindness and compassion.
Articles: Can Empathy Bridge Political Divides?By Alex Shashkevich | January 23, 2017
Yes, says sociologist Robb Willer—but the effort needs to be respectful and mutual.
New research finds levels of empathy vary considerably from state to state — and living among empathic neighbors improves quality of life.
A new study suggests that compassion training may buffer against the detrimental effects of high-stress medical training, particularly for those prone to depression.
Articles: How to Fight Stress with EmpathyBy Arthur P. Ciaramicoli | January 11, 2017
Psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli argues that empathic listening may be the key to reducing stress in our lives.
Museums are a safe place to explore other points of view, cultures, and histories.
A conversation with researcher and author Monica Worline about suffering, empathy, and kindness at work.
Our team names the most provocative and influential findings published during this past year.
Paul Bloom’s controversial book Against Empathy mixes valid points with misguided critiques.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2016By Jill Suttie, Kira M. Newman, Diana Divecha, Laura Saponara | December 7, 2016
Greater Good's editors pick this year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on the science of a meaningful life.
A new study of twins explores where empathy comes from: nature or nurture?
Articles: Did Resentment Fuel Trump’s Victory?By Claudia Wallis | November 18, 2016
A political scientist argues that one emotion catapulted the reality-TV star to the White House.
Articles: Narcissists Finish LastBy Adam Hoffman | November 15, 2016
According to a new study, narcissists start out popular—but eventually, people see through them.
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu identifies principles that promote a truly inclusive university.
Articles: Why We Need Empathy in the Age of TrumpBy Jeremy Adam Smith | November 11, 2016
Sociologist Arlie Hochschild explains why we need to understand people on the other side of the political divide—and how empathy can be a force for positive change.
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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