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Articles: Feeling Like PartnersBy Philip A. Cowan, Carolyn P. Cowan, Neera Mehta | Fall/Winter 2005-06
When it comes to romantic relationships, empathy is essential, but it isn’t always easy, say family researchers Philip A. Cowan, Carolyn Pape Cowan, and Neera Mehta. They explain the obstacles couples face—and how to overcome them.
Articles: Book Review: Unconditional ParentingBy Dawn Friedman | Fall/Winter 2005-06
By Alfie Kohn
Atria Books, 2005, 264 pages
Articles: Wired to be InspiredBy Jonathan Haidt | Spring/Summer 2005
Ever feel a thrill when you see someone act with courage or compassion? Psychologist Jonathan Haidt calls that feeling “elevation,” and his studies of it may provide a key to understanding what inspires people to do good.
Articles: The Choice to ForgiveBy Fred Luskin | Fall 2004
Forgiveness takes practice, says Fred Luskin, but it's a skill almost anyone can learn. He shares his research-tested method for helping people give up their grudges.
Articles: Book Review: The Psychology of GratitudeBy Christine Carter | Fall 2004
Edited by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough
Oxford University Press, 2004, 368 pages
Articles: To Know You Is To Love YouBy Lisa A. Neff, Benjamin R. Karney | Spring 2004
Marriage researchers Benjamin R. Karney and Lisa A. Neff have found that compassionate spouses have longer, more supportive marriages. But to be a compassionate spouse, you need more than love.
Articles: The Compassionate InstinctBy Dacher Keltner | Spring 2004
Think humans are born selfish? Think again. Dacher Keltner reveals the compassionate side to human nature.
Most of the time, gratitude is good. But research finds that there are situations when "thank you" may be the wrong response.
It's easy to feel grateful when life is good, says Robert Emmons. But when disaster strikes, gratitude is worth the effort.
Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?
These two books give us insights into how brain science can help us understand our nature, improve our lives, and help us empathize with those who may have memory lapses.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
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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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