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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 Dodson-Lavelle | 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."

 

Articles: How to Increase Your Compassion Bandwidth

By C. Daryl Cameron | January 16, 2013

Many of us assume that we only have so much compassion to spare. But research says we can build our capacity to alleviate suffering.

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2012

By Jason Marsh, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam Smith | January 3, 2013

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.

 

Articles: Why Inequality Is Bad for the One Percent

By Jason Marsh | September 25, 2012

What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.

 
The four types of photos used by researchers who found that images with dolls facing each other in the background--like in image (a)--primed kids to help others.

Articles: Four Ways to Encourage Kindness in Students

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 20, 2012

Back-to-school tips: Research-based steps teachers can take to prime their students for kindness.

 

Articles: Being Kind Makes Kids Happy

By 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.

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Tough Guys Sacrifice More

 

Articles: What Motivates Kids to Help Others?

By Stacey Kennelly | June 19, 2012

A new study suggests even toddlers are motivated by compassion rather than the desire to get credit for good deeds.

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: The Selfless Chimp

 
Laurie Santos

Articles: Pro-Social Primates

By Jason Marsh | March 28, 2012

Yale psychologist Laurie Santos explains why we should get inside monkeys' minds.

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Why We Help Strangers

 
The idea for the Cultivating Emotional Balance program grew out of discussions between the Dalai Lama and Western scientists, including psychologist Paul Ekman (right).

Articles: A Training to Make Teachers Less Stressed

By Melissa Janson | March 8, 2012

A new study shows how the Cultivating Emotional Balance program can help teachers (and the rest of us) reduce stress and cultivate compassion.

 
Students participating in the PATHS social and emotional learning program.

Articles: Does SEL Make the Grade?

By Jill Suttie | September 20, 2011

Fueled by new research, the social-emotional learning movement is building momentum. Is it enough to make American schools change their course?

 

Articles: Feeling Connected Makes Us Kind

By Nadine Lueras-Tramma | September 15, 2011

A recent study suggests that our social connections inspire altruism.

 

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