What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.
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Articles: Is Gross National Happiness Next?By Jason Marsh | May 2, 2011
New momentum for governments' efforts to track the happiness of their citizens.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How Governments Can Make Us Happy
Research Digest Items/Studies: Reduce Prejudice? Yes, You Can
A round-up of recent books on happiness and innovative approaches in therapy.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Start Addressing Achievement Gaps
Articles: The Politics of EmpathyBy Jill Suttie | June 17, 2010
Recent books bring empathy out of the lab and into policy debates
Articles: More than a FeelingBy J.D. Trout | May 11, 2010
J.D. Trout explains that to fight poverty, empathy isn't enough.
Articles: Schools without BeautyBy Jonathan Kozol | September 1, 2005
What message are we sending kids when their classrooms are an “insult to aesthetics”?
Articles: Book Review: Leave No Child BehindBy Matthew Wheeland | March 1, 2005
by James Comer
Yale University Press, 2004, 352 pages
Today is the UN's International Day of Happiness! To celebrate, here's a list of some of our most illuminating and helpful happiness research, tools, and tips.
Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?
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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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