Tag: Prosocial Behavior


Tag: Prosocial Behavior

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Articles: How to Put the Giving into Thanksgiving

By Kira M. Newman | November 24, 2015

Gratitude and generosity go hand in hand. Here are three ways to help the generosity flow this Thanksgiving.


Articles: Three Reasons to Raise Grateful Kids

By Shuka Kalantari | November 19, 2015

Here's what Shuka Kalantari learned from researching the science of gratitude while raising a toddler.


Articles: Want to Be Happy? Make Your Relationships Exceptional

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | November 9, 2015

New data from our Science of Happiness course confirm the link between well-being and relationship quality.


Articles: How Parents Influence Early Moral Development

By Jill Suttie | September 29, 2015

A new study finds that the key to raising moral kids lies with the parents' sense of empathy and injustice.


Articles: How Inequality Can Make Wealthy People Less Cooperative

By Jill Suttie | September 23, 2015

A new study finds that visible inequality makes wealthy people less likely to cooperate with others——which might lead to even greater disparities.

Paul Piff

Articles: How Awe Makes Us Generous

By Adam Hoffman | August 3, 2015

A new study finds that feeling small in nature makes us more generous to other humans.


Articles: Why Are Some Children More Giving Than Others?

By Sarah Wheeler | June 29, 2015

A new study finds the answer may lie with family income.

Picador, 2015, 240 pages

Articles: The Place of Care in the Economy

By Jill Suttie | May 4, 2015

A new book brings economists, scientists, and Buddhists together to explore the spiritual dimensions of the economy.

Yale University Press, 2015, 192 pages

Articles: Why Does Altruism Exist?

By Jill Suttie | April 15, 2015

A new book argues that it is group needs, not individual intention and virtue, that drives altruism.

This essay is based on Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom (WW Norton, 2015).

Articles: Seven Ways Mindfulness Can Help Teachers

By Patricia Jennings | March 30, 2015

Patricia A. Jennings explains why teachers should cultivate moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.


Articles: Can a Pill Make You More Compassionate?

By Tom Levy | March 25, 2015

A new study suggests that altering the chemical balance in our brains can make us more committed to fairness.


Articles: Emotional Intelligence Needs a Moral Rudder

By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 22, 2015

Social-emotional learning programs need to be built on a moral foundation, suggests new research.


Articles: Five Ways to Foster Interracial Friendship in Schools

By Jill Suttie | November 12, 2014

New studies point the way toward a more connected and egalitarian society, starting with friendships between kids.

Routledge, 2014. 243 pages.

Articles: What is a Good Life?

By Jill Suttie | October 1, 2014

A new book explores what we know and don’t yet know about human nature and the role of the environment in shaping our moral character.

Chris Murchison and Monica Worline present at the 2014 GGSC SIE

Articles: Exploring the Science of Social-Emotional Learning

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 18, 2014

Our Summer Institute for Educators brought together almost 100 people from all over the world—to study, play, and connect with others who are striving to make a difference in students’ lives.


Articles: All You Need is Love, Gratitude, and Oxytocin

By Lauren Klein | February 11, 2014

A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.


Articles: Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body

By Emma Seppala | July 24, 2013

Compassion research is at a tipping point: Overwhelming evidence suggests compassion is good for our health and good for the world.


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.

The Roots of Empathy program (above) brings babies into classrooms to foster empathic skills. Evaluations have found that it reduces aggression, boosts emotional literacy, and creates more caring children.

Articles: Can You Run Out of Empathy?

By C. Daryl Cameron | May 20, 2013

An essay in this week’s New Yorker argues that we don't have enough empathy to go around. But new research says we can keep renewing and expanding our feeling for others.


Articles: Training Kids for Kindness

By Brooke Lavelle Heineberg | March 5, 2013

Brooke Dodson-Lavelle explains how a trailblazing compassion training program expands children's natural capacity for empathy and kindness—even toward so-called "bullies."


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