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Articles: Eight Ways to Stand Up to Hate

By Elizabeth Svoboda | November 22, 2016

Hate crimes and hateful language are on the rise. What are you going to do about it?

 

Articles: Seven Ways to Foster Empathy in Kids

By Jill Suttie | June 10, 2016

In our age of narcissism, a new book offers research-based tips for encouraging children to be empathic.

 

Articles: Helping Kids Overcome the Bystander Effect

By Kira M. Newman | May 18, 2015

A new study of five year olds reveals what forces stop us from helping people in need—and what we can do to overcome them.

 

Articles: Eight Inspiring Images from 2013

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2013

We remember acts of heroism, altruism, compassion, and forgiveness from the past year.

 
Antoinette Tuff and Michael Brandon Hill

Articles: Heroes Without Guns

By Elizabeth Svoboda | September 26, 2013

In a testosterone-heavy cultural landscape, how can women envision themselves as heroes—and in doing so, transform the ways all of us respond to threats and violence?

 
Current (the Penguin Group), 2013, 225 pages

Articles: Where Do Heroes Come From?

By Jill Suttie | August 28, 2013

Why do some of us make sacrifices for others? A new book explores the science of selflessness.

 

Articles: Four Reminders of Human Strength and Goodness after Sandy Hook

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 17, 2012

Are people horrible? It's a question many Americans are asking ourselves after the horror of a school shooting.

 
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012, 196 pages.

Articles: Beautiful Souls

By Jill Suttie | April 9, 2012

A new book about acts of conscience lends insight to The Hunger Games phenomenon.

 
A flag flies at half-staff outside the funeral home where a private viewing for Whitney Houston was held Friday in Newark.

Articles: Flag Tribute to Whitney Houston: Too Little, Too Late?

By Jason Marsh | February 21, 2012

In the controversy around an honor for Whitney Houston, Jason Marsh finds lessons about the nature of heroism and compassion.

 

Articles: The Captain Who Fell into the Lifeboat

By Zeno Franco and Matt Langdon | January 20, 2012

What the Costa Concordia disaster reveals about heroism—and how we can train ourselves to be heroes.

 

Articles: What Would You Do if You Witnessed Child Abuse?

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | November 29, 2011

How fair is it to vilify Penn State's Mike McQueary for not going to the police?

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Does Being Drunk, Powerful, and in the Dark Make You Do Good—or Evil?

 

Articles: For Altruism, All You Need Is the Idea of Love

By Bernie Wong | March 17, 2011

A study suggests that a single word can compel us to help others.

 

Articles: What Makes a Hero?

By Philip Zimbardo | January 18, 2011

We all have an inner hero, argues Philip Zimbardo. Here's how to find it.

 
Philip Zimbardo explores what research knows about who becomes a hero—and why they act heroically.

Videos and Podcasts: What Makes A Hero?

By Philip Zimbardo | January 17, 2011

Philip Zimbardo explores what research knows about who becomes a hero—and why they act heroically.

 
Philip Zimbardo describes his new program to help people find their inner hero.

Videos and Podcasts: Heroic Imagination Project

By Philip Zimbardo | January 16, 2011

Philip Zimbardo describes his new program to help people find their inner hero.

 
Philip Zimbardo explains how his infamous Stanford Prison Experiment illuminates the horrors of Abu Ghraib and the psychology of evil.

Videos and Podcasts: A Study of Evil

By Philip Zimbardo | January 12, 2011

Philip Zimbardo explains how his infamous Stanford Prison Experiment illuminates the horrors of Abu Ghraib and the psychology of evil.

 
Philip Zimbardo argues that there are no fixed boundaries between “good” and “bad” people.

Videos and Podcasts: The Truth about Good and Evil

By Philip Zimbardo | January 10, 2011

Philip Zimbardo argues that there are no fixed boundaries between “good” and “bad” people.

 
Oskar Schindler (back row, second from right) with people he rescued from the Holocaust, one year after the end of World War II.

Articles: The Roots of Moral Courage

By Kristen Renwick Monroe | June 23, 2010

Why do some people risk their lives to help others? Kristen Renwick Monroe has dedicated her career to finding out.

 
Paul Ekman explores how and why certain people help others even when it puts themselves at risk.

Videos and Podcasts: Heroic Compassion & Altruism

By Paul Ekman | June 17, 2010

Paul Ekman explores how and why certain people help others even when it puts themselves at risk.

 

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