Mitt Romney stands accused of homophobic bullying in high school. But what positive lessons can we draw from the story?
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How one big-city district cut suspensions and expulsions—and why they may rise again.
Articles: Does Sharing Come Naturally to Kids?By Jason Marsh | February 24, 2011
Believe it or not, a new study suggests young kids have a strong tendency to cooperate.
Articles: Quiet JusticeBy Charles Halpern | June 29, 2010
Meditating lawyers? It's no joke. Charles Halpern has been leading a movement to promote empathy and mindfulness in the practice of law.
Articles: The Latest on Policing BiasBy Jason Marsh | May 27, 2010
A task force finds evidence of unconscious racial bias among law enforcement--and makes recommendations to curb it.
Articles: Mindfulness Behind BarsBy Elizabeth Cohen | May 26, 2010
Elizabeth Cohen has found that mindfulness can not only help reduce anger and aggression inside prison walls. It can give inmates skills they need for life after release.
Articles: Justice For AllBy Kathleen Kenna | Spring/Summer 2005
Rehabilitating inmates in America’s prisons and jails may seem like a lost cause. But one innovative program has helped them empathize with their victims and turn their lives around.
Articles: Truth and ReconciliationBy Desmond Tutu | Fall 2004
Forgiveness is not just personally rewarding. It's also a political necessity, says Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He explains how forgiveness allowed South Africans to imagine a new beginning-one based on honesty, peace, and compassion.
Articles: The New Science of ForgivenessBy Everett L. Worthington Jr. | Fall 2004
Everett L. Worthington, Jr. has dedicated his career to the study of forgiveness. He has found that it carries tremendous health and social benefits—and he's taken his research to heart.
Articles: A Change of HeartBy Jason Marsh | Spring 2004
An interview with former Illinois Governor George Ryan
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Articles: It’s a Family ThingBy Jason Marsh | Spring 2004
La Bodega de la Familia delivers a different kind of justice
A giant in the field of social psychology draws on five decades of teaching and research to reveal the secrets of a fulfilling life to today's graduating seniors.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
Feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? That may be a sign of progress, says Jeremy Adam Smith.
Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman explain the science behind "mind whispering"—a technique for overcoming self-defeating habits of mind.
Studies show giving makes people happy, and happiness makes people give--but not always. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton offer three ways to help people feel good about giving.
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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”...
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The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
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Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
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