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Articles: The Altruistic ElectorateBy Jason Marsh | Fall 2007
New research debunks some conventional political wisdom.
Articles: The Politics of GratitudeBy Jason Marsh | Summer 2007
An interview with Iraq’s former ambassador to the United States, Rend Al-Rahim Francke
Articles: Bystanders to GenocideBy Jason Marsh | Fall/Winter 2006-07
An Interview with Philip Gourevitch
Articles: Ethics on the CornerBy Carolyn Pinedo Turnovsky | Spring/Summer 2006
As illegal immigration runs rampant in the United States, so does abuse of undocumented workers. But, asks Carolyn Pinedo Turnovsky, what ethical rules should apply to employees who are here illegally in the first place?
Articles: Book Review: The Ethical BrainBy Jason Marsh | Spring/Summer 2006
By Michael S. Gazzaniga
Dana Press, 2005, 225 pages
Videos and Podcasts: Empathy and the Greater GoodBy Jason Marsh | January 30, 2006
A Greater Good Science Center event on the science and practice of empathy, featuring Arlie Hochschild, Phil & Carolyn Cowan, Lyssa Mudd, and Jason Marsh. Introductions by Deirdre English and Dacher Keltner.
Articles: Schools without BeautyBy Jonathan Kozol | Fall/Winter 2005-06
What message are we sending kids when their classrooms are an “insult to aesthetics”?
Articles: Rebuilding Community after KatrinaBy Jason Marsh | Fall/Winter 2005-06
An Interview with Bowling Alone author Robert Putnam
Articles: The Chauffeur’s DilemmaBy Arlie Hochschild | Fall/Winter 2005-06
The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting left behind. Why don’t more people stick up for fellow citizens facing hard times? Because, argues Arlie Hochschild, empathy is being squeezed from the American way of life.
Articles: Book Review: Coming to Our SensesBy Pat Soberanis | Spring/Summer 2005
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Hyperion, 2005, 631 pages
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: Making Peace Through ApologyBy Aaron Lazare | Fall 2004
There's more than one way to say "I'm sorry," according to apology expert Aaron Lazare. Some apologies encourage forgiveness and reconciliation; others only make things worse. Here's how to tell the difference.
Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.
A new documentary reveals the power of mindfulness and neuroplasticity. Bay Area residents can catch a screening tonight at Stanford University.
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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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