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Tag: Perspective Taking
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Articles: Sleep Before You BickerBy Amie M. Gordon | September 17, 2013
Spoiling for a fight with your partner? Before you start, think about how well you or your partner slept the previous night.
Articles: Our Children, Our StrangersBy Jeremy Adam Smith | December 3, 2012
A new book explores extreme differences between parents and children—and in so doing, reveals how we can all find empathy, resilience, and meaning in life's most difficult experiences.
Articles: Six Habits of Highly Empathic PeopleBy Roman Krznaric | November 27, 2012
We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.
Articles: Do Mirror Neurons Give Us Empathy?By Jason Marsh | March 29, 2012
Neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran explains what mirror neurons tell us—and what they don't—about empathy and other skills.
Does empathy lead to altruism? The New York Times columnist gets it wrong.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Are Toddlers Capable of Empathy?
Articles: Can Empathy Reduce Racism?By Alex Dixon | July 21, 2011
A new study suggests we can keep our prejudices in check by trying to see the world through someone else's eyes.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Two Kinds of Empathy
Articles: A Prescription for Stress ReductionBy Gregg Sparkman | June 24, 2010
Can mindfulness prevent doctors from burning out?
Articles: A Different ViewBy Alfie Kohn | March 1, 2005
How we can help children see the world from another perspective.
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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