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Rodrigo Guzman and his parents in Mexico

Articles: How to Foster Empathy for Immigrants

By Jeremy Adam Smith | August 6, 2014

Why did a group of fourth graders rally in support of an undocumented classmate while the citizens of Murrieta, California, tried to stop immigrant children from entering their town?

 
An albino rat prepares to help a trapped black-hooded companion.

Articles: Are Rats Born Racist?

By Bianca Lorenz | March 26, 2014

The answer is no, according to a new study. Social contact matters more than genetics in determining who gets help and who doesn't.

 
Knopf, 2014, 242 pages

Articles: When Empathy Fails

By Jill Suttie | March 4, 2014

Humans brains are very attuned to what others are thinking, feeling, and planning—but a new book explores when our “mindreading” powers can lead us astray.

 

Articles: Can Mindfulness Help People Cope with Discrimination?

By Emily Nauman | February 24, 2014

A new study asks if mindfulness can help people who experience depression as a result of prejudice.

 
A child buys tickets at the Halloween-Día de los Muertos fundraiser for Junipero Serra Elementary in San Francisco.

Articles: Five Ways to Encourage Giving to Disadvantaged Public Schools

By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 6, 2014

Parent donations can widen inequities between public schools. What can we do to motivate affluent parents to charitably support all schools, not just their own?

 
Basic Books, 2013, 268 pages

Articles: What if You Can Judge a Book by its Cover?

By Jill Suttie | December 27, 2013

A new book explores the mind’s powers of split-second social observation.

 
Susan T. Fiske speaks at Being Human 2013.

Articles: What Does Prejudice Reveal About What It Means to be Human?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 21, 2013

What happens when we define some people as more human than others? A Q&A with Susan Fiske about the new science of racism.

 

Articles: Can Patriotism Be Compassionate?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 2, 2013

Feeling ambivalent about the Fourth of July? New psychological research points to how we can feel authentic pride for our country—and still be citizens of the world.

 

Articles: Underwear Models, “Dumb Blondes,” and Stereotype Threat

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | May 30, 2013

What a recent TED talk teaches us about our hidden stereotypes--and their pernicious effects.

 
Viking, 2013, 273 pages

Articles: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

By Jill Suttie | May 24, 2013

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.

 
Students in Chicago protest the closing of their elementary school--one of 50 slated for closure by the city.

Articles: How to Reduce Violence after School Closures

By Vicki Zakrzewski, Trinh T. Tran, Jason Marsh | April 23, 2013

Plans to close public schools are raising concerns about student safety in several major cities. But if the cities heed lessons from social science, they may be able to keep a difficult situation from getting even worse.

 

Articles: Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

By Louis Cozolino | March 19, 2013

In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.

 
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton is coeditor of the Greater Good anthology Are We Born Racist?: New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology

Articles: Racism: Bad for Everyone’s Health

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | September 19, 2012

New studies reveal how racism hurts health. But they also show how having the right attitude can mitigate bad effects.

 

Articles: How to Really Read Racist Books to Your Kids

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 22, 2012

A recent New York Times column suggests we have no choice but to ignore or excise racist imagery in children's books. But Jeremy Adam Smith offers another way, guided by research.

 

Articles: Does White Pride Lead to Prejudice?

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | April 26, 2012

Does identifying as "White" predict negative attitudes towards diversity? That depends on how conscious you are of power, says new research.

 

Articles: Is it Racism or Politics as Usual?

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | February 3, 2012

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains what a new study on racial bias means for the presidential election.

 

Articles: The Limits of David Brooks’ “Limits of Empathy”

By Jason Marsh | October 4, 2011

Does empathy lead to altruism? The New York Times columnist gets it wrong.

 

Articles: Why I Skipped This “Diversity” Bake Sale

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | September 29, 2011

What UC Berkley's College Republicans get wrong about racism and colorblindness.

 

Articles: Does Empathy Reduce Prejudice—or Promote It?

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | August 29, 2011

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains how to make sense of conflicting scientific evidence.

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Is Racism a Zero-Sum Game?

 

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