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Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Reduce Racism?By Jill Suttie | December 9, 2014
Can we override hidden prejudice? A new study says, yes, it can be done—and the key might be mindfulness meditation.
Articles: Why Empathy MattersBy Jill Suttie | November 21, 2014
A new book argues that empathy can be a radical force for social change.
New studies point the way toward a more connected and egalitarian society, starting with friendships between kids.
Articles: How to Foster Empathy for ImmigrantsBy 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?
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.
Articles: When Empathy FailsBy 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.
A new study asks if mindfulness can help people who experience depression as a result of prejudice.
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?
A new book explores the mind’s powers of split-second social observation.
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.
What a recent TED talk teaches us about our hidden stereotypes--and their pernicious effects.
Articles: How to Think Like Sherlock HolmesBy 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.
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.
In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.
Articles: Racism: Bad for Everyone’s HealthBy 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.
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.
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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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