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Tag: Social Capital
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Articles: Happiness is about Respect, not RichesBy Stacey Kennelly | July 13, 2012
A study shows that admiration from peers—not wealth or economic status—is what really makes us happy.
Articles: How Childcare Boosts Social CapitalBy Meera Lee Sethi | January 18, 2012
New research says mothers using childcare can reap social, psychological, and financial rewards.
Videos and Podcasts: Trust and InequalityBy John Gottman | October 22, 2011
John Gottman explains that trust is found in stronger, healthier, and more just communities.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Community Ties Help Low-Income Children’s Health
Articles: You Can’t Buy EmpathyBy Jason Marsh | December 14, 2010
New research suggests the rich have a hard time reading others' emotions.
A study suggests how a sense of community can help at-risk pregnant women.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Combat Loneliness
Research Digest Items/Studies: It Takes a Village to Raise a Prosocial Child
Articles: Rebuilding Community after KatrinaBy Jason Marsh | Fall/Winter 2005-06
An Interview with Bowling Alone author Robert Putnam
A giant in the field of social psychology draws on five decades of teaching and research to reveal the secrets of a fulfilling life to today's graduating seniors.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
Feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? That may be a sign of progress, says Jeremy Adam Smith.
Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman explain the science behind "mind whispering"—a technique for overcoming self-defeating habits of mind.
Studies show giving makes people happy, and happiness makes people give--but not always. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton offer three ways to help people feel good about giving.
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- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
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The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
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