Tag: Social Connections


Tag: Social Connections

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Articles: Compassionate Economist

By Tom White | January 22, 2007


Articles: Finding Meaning in Medicine

By Karin Evans | September 1, 2006

Physician burnout, rushed and impersonal care for patients—this is what's ailing the medical profession today. Some doctors have a prescription for change.


Articles: Does Ethics Require Religion?

By James A. Donahue | March 1, 2006


Articles: Right and Wrong in the Real World

By Joshua Halberstam | March 1, 2006

From our friendships to our jobs to our conduct in public, seemingly small decisions often pose tough ethical dilemmas, says Joshua Halberstam. He offers guidance for navigating the ethical dimension of everyday life.


Articles: Compassion across Cubicles

By Jill Suttie | March 1, 2006

A new research movement tries to keep people from tuning out their emotions when they punch in to work.


Articles: Civil Defender

By Jason Marsh | March 1, 2006


Articles: Book Review: All Rise

By Matthew Wheeland | March 1, 2006

By Robert W. Fuller
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006, 200 pages


Articles: A Feeling for Fiction

By Keith Oatley | September 1, 2005

Books, movies, and plays are more than just entertainment, says psychologist and novelist Keith Oatley. They train us in the art of being human. He explains how fictional works nurture empathy and enhance our social and emotional lives.

An example of consolation among chimpanzees: A juvenile puts an arm around a screaming adult male, who has just been defeated in a fight with his rival. Consolation probably reflects empathy, as the objective of the consoler seems to be to alleviate the distress of the other.

Articles: The Evolution of Empathy

By Frans de Waal | September 1, 2005

We tend to think of empathy as a uniquely human trait. But it’s something apes and other animals demonstrate as well, says primatologist Frans de Waal. He shows how our evolutionary history suggests a deep-rooted propensity for feeling the emotions of others.


Articles: Survival of the Social

By Michelle Flythe | September 1, 2005


Articles: Book Review: Leave No Child Behind

By Matthew Wheeland | March 1, 2005

by James Comer
Yale University Press, 2004, 352 pages

PeaceJammers with Nobel Laurates Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, and the Dalai Lama.

Articles: Nobel Pursuits

By Jes Ward | March 1, 2005

It’s been 10 years since Jes Ward first heard of the PeaceJam program when she was in high school; now she helps run it. In that time she’s seen thousands of youth learn that the only thing more inspiring than the lives of Nobel Peace Prize Winners is the chance to follow in their footsteps.


Articles: For the Victims of Violence

By Kathleen Kenna | March 1, 2005


Articles: A Different View

By Alfie Kohn | March 1, 2005

How we can help children see the world from another perspective.


Articles: How to Befriend People You Don’t Like

By Allison Briscoe-Smith | September 1, 2004


Articles: Book Review: The Psychology of Gratitude

By Christine Carter | September 1, 2004

Edited by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough
Oxford University Press, 2004, 368 pages


Articles: The Cost of Apathy

By Jason Marsh | September 1, 2004

An interview with Robert Reich.


Articles: Research on Buddhist Conceptions of Compassion: An Annotated Bibliography

By Jennifer Goetz | June 1, 2004

How do Buddhist and Western notions of compassion differ? Read summaries of research comparing the two traditions.


Articles: Altruism vs. Terrorism

By Matthew Wheeland | March 1, 2004


Articles: Book Review: Kids Working It Out

By Elizabeth Cushing Payne | March 1, 2004

Edited by Tricia S. Jones and Randy Compton
Jossey-Bass, 2003, 360 pages


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