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Articles: Stressed Out? Try Helping OutBy Shawn Radcliffe | March 20, 2013
A new study finds that helping others gives you a health boost.
Back-to-school tips: Research-based steps teachers can take to prime their students for kindness.
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.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why We Help Strangers
Articles: Staying Sober through ServiceBy Jill Suttie | March 13, 2012
A researcher finds that helping others might be the secret weapon in the fight against addiction.
Does empathy lead to altruism? The New York Times columnist gets it wrong.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Kindness Calculations
Articles: Feeling Connected Makes Us KindBy Nadine Lueras-Tramma | September 15, 2011
A recent study suggests that our social connections inspire altruism.
A recent study suggests how teachers can promote kindness in the classroom, not competition.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Fear of Being Envied Makes People Help Others
Videos and Podcasts: Helping Kids Understand International CrisisBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | April 11, 2011
How to help your kids feel compassion rather than panic
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Helping Kids Understand International CrisisBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | April 11, 2011
Tips for helping kids feel compassion rather than panic
A study suggests that a single word can compel us to help others.
Articles: Have You Helped Someone Today?By Jason Marsh | March 15, 2011
Tell us how--and enjoy a helper's high.
Articles: Kind KidsBy Jason Marsh | August 18, 2010
Getting children to be helpful might be easier than we think.
Articles: The Poor Give MoreBy Jason Marsh | August 11, 2010
A new study finds that the rich are less altruistic
Raising Happiness: Book Club: Raising Happiness, Ch. 2By Christine Carter | July 8, 2010
You can't do happiness alone.
Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.
New research suggests that cutting back on life’s pleasures helps us enjoy them significantly more.
A new documentary reveals the power of mindfulness and neuroplasticity. Bay Area residents can catch a screening tonight at Stanford University.
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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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