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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.
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Articles: Does Self-Compassion Make You Selfish?By Jill Suttie | December 5, 2016
A new study suggests that self-compassion makes you hold yourself to a higher standard of morality.
Articles: When Women Are More Likely to LieBy Pamela Tom | October 24, 2016
A new study reveals how gender and social pressure drive unethical decisions.
Articles: Can You Incentivize Generosity?By Jill Suttie | June 23, 2016
According to a new book, most economists don't understand why people behave honestly, fairly, and generously.
Articles: Seven Ways to Foster Empathy in KidsBy Jill Suttie | June 10, 2016
In our age of narcissism, a new book offers research-based tips for encouraging children to be empathic.
Articles: How to Cultivate Ethical CourageBy Brooke Deterline | June 2, 2016
In the face of internal and external pressure, these three tips can help you stand up for your values.
Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.
Articles: What Drives Success, Hard Work or Luck?By Jill Suttie | April 15, 2016
A new book debunks the myth of meritocracy and offers recommendations for creating a more equitable society.
Articles: How Purity Divides UsBy Emily Gersema | February 26, 2016
A study of moral values reveals issues related to purity can determine how close—or how far—we want to be with someone in social and political circles.
A new study examines which politicians get support for their legislation and which ones don't.
Articles: How Fear Hurts UsBy Jeremy Adam Smith | December 30, 2015
In the wake of terrorist attacks, American politicians are stoking fear of Muslims. But there's another, better way to respond to violence, argues Jeremy Adam Smith
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Articles: Attention is the Secret to VirtueBy Art Markman | November 6, 2015
You don't necessarily need to convince people to change their behavior. You might just need to get them to pay attention to what they're doing.
A new study finds that the key to raising moral kids lies with the parents' sense of empathy and injustice.
Articles: How Kindness Can Define Who You AreBy Nathan Collins | August 24, 2015
Research on neurodegenerative diseases suggests that identity Is lost without a moral compass.
Articles: When Courage Goes BadBy Jeremy Adam Smith | July 16, 2015
Who gets to be brave? Researcher Cynthia Pury argues that courage is very much in the eye of the beholder.
Articles: Is Morality Based on Emotions or Reason?By Jill Suttie | June 10, 2015
A new book takes aim at those who claim moral impulses are rooted in emotional ones.
Articles: How Our Bodies React to Seeing GoodnessBy Jill Suttie | May 12, 2015
A new study maps what happens in our bodies and brains when we witness acts of kindness and compassion.
Recent research sheds light on a question that obsesses many people.
A new review of many studies suggests that our personality isn't as unchangeable as we think.
A 20-year study of consensually non-monogamous adults reveals seven lessons for anyone who wants to keep love alive.
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