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Tag: Prosocial Behavior
Tag: Prosocial Behavior
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Articles: The Place of Care in the EconomyBy Jill Suttie | May 4, 2015
A new book brings economists, scientists, and Buddhists together to explore the spiritual dimensions of the economy.
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.
Articles: Seven Ways Mindfulness Can Help TeachersBy 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.
Social-emotional learning programs need to be built on a moral foundation, suggests new research.
New studies point the way toward a more connected and egalitarian society, starting with friendships between kids.
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.
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.
A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.
Articles: Compassionate Mind, Healthy BodyBy 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.
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 KindnessBy 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."
Many of us assume that we only have so much compassion to spare. But research says we can build our capacity to alleviate suffering.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.
Back-to-school tips: Research-based steps teachers can take to prime their students for kindness.
Articles: Being Kind Makes Kids HappyBy Delia Fuhrmann | August 1, 2012
A new study is the first to show that kids get a happiness boost from sacrificing for others, suggesting our strong inclinations for altruism.
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A new study finds that the sleep-deprived brain can mistake friends for foes.
Want more of that coveted state of ease, brilliance, and hyper-productivity? Here’s how to get it.
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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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