Tag: Prosocial Behavior


Tag: Prosocial Behavior

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Articles: Six Ways to Get More Happiness for Your Money

By Kira M. Newman | October 4, 2016

More than a decade of research looks at how our spending choices can make us happier—or leave us disappointed.


Articles: The Benefits of Feeling Awe

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 30, 2016

We talk with a researcher and a veteran at UC Berkeley to try to understand the impact of awe on well-being.


Articles: Where Does Kindness Come From?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | May 5, 2016

A new study fuses methods from several different branches of science to reveal the forces that shape kindness.


Articles: How Positive Media Can Make Us Better People

By Sophie H. Janicke | April 27, 2016

Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.


Articles: When Taking Risks is Good for Teens

By Jill Suttie | April 26, 2016

Giving to others can give teens a dopamine rush, too—and help prevent depression.

Even male rats can use a good hug to protect themselves from the effects of stress.

Articles: Bromances Can Protect Males Under Stress

By Robert Sanders | March 10, 2016

According to a new study, male rats like to cuddle after they get stressed out.


Articles: How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

By Jill Suttie | March 2, 2016

We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.


Articles: Can Helping Others Help You Find Meaning in Life?

By Elizabeth Hopper | February 16, 2016

New research is finding that being kind and giving to others can make our lives feel more meaningful.


Articles: What Happens to Kids When Parents Fight

By Diana Divecha | January 26, 2016

Conflict between parents is inevitable—but it doesn’t have to hurt kids. Here’s how to turn a disagreement into a positive lesson.


Articles: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Kinder

By Jill Suttie | January 25, 2016

New research suggests that people who have experienced greater adversity are more empathic.


Articles: When Kindness Helps Teens (and When It Doesn’t)

By Kira M. Newman | January 14, 2016

According to a new study, we can predict whether teens will get into trouble by how nice they are to strangers.


Articles: Are the Rich Really Less Generous?

By Jason Marsh | December 22, 2015

A new study suggests that inequality—not wealth alone—reduces generosity.


Articles: How Our Brains Make Us Generous

By Summer Allen, Jill Suttie | December 21, 2015

A recent series of ground-breaking neuroscience studies suggest that empathy and altruism are deeply rooted in human nature.


Articles: Kind Kids Lead to Healthier Communities

By Emily Campbell | December 16, 2015

A new study suggests that cultivating “pro-social” skills in schools might benefit public health and safety.


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.

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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.


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