Kozo Hattori interviewed researchers and spiritual leaders about how to raise compassionate boys. This is what he discovered.
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Two recent studies looked at the role of gratitude in helping survivors of violence in the Middle East and natural disaster in Asia.
Articles: Facing Fear, Facing ForgivenessBy Jill Suttie | July 9, 2014
Three decades ago, Tim Zaal nearly killed Matthew Boger for being gay. We talk with them and the director of Facing Fear, which tells their story of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Articles: Why Do We Blame Victims?By Juliana Breines | April 8, 2014
Why do so many people take the side of bullies over their victims? The answers might surprise you.
Neuroscientist James Fallon discusses the psychopathic brain, prospects for detection and treatment, and his own struggles to feel empathy and compassion for others.
Articles: Eight Inspiring Images from 2013By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2013
We remember acts of heroism, altruism, compassion, and forgiveness from the past year.
Articles: How to Close the Gap Between Us and ThemBy Jill Suttie | November 7, 2013
A Q&A with Moral Tribes author Joshua Greene about emotion, reason, and conflict.
Articles: Heroes Without GunsBy Elizabeth Svoboda | September 26, 2013
In a testosterone-heavy cultural landscape, how can women envision themselves as heroes—and in doing so, transform the ways all of us respond to threats and violence?
Articles: Where Do Heroes Come From?By Jill Suttie | August 28, 2013
Why do some of us make sacrifices for others? A new book explores the science of selflessness.
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: May Education NewsletterBy Vicki Zakrzewski | May 14, 2013
With the re-introduction of Congressman Tim Ryan's social-emotional learning bill, our May newsletter focuses on the wide-ranging benefits of SEL skills for students.
Plans to close public schools are raising concerns about student safety in several major cities. But if the cities heed lessons from social science, they may be able to keep a difficult situation from getting even worse.
After the Boston Marathon explosions, we are inundated with horrific images of violence and suffering. Here's how to protect our kids--and ourselves--from vicarious trauma.
Jeremy Adam Smith reports on new findings in family research, with a special focus on immigrants.
Are people horrible? It's a question many Americans are asking ourselves after the horror of a school shooting.
A recent study suggests boys who do poorly in school are more attracted to violent video games—and violent behavior.
The plot of the new film sounds cynical. But it reveals a surprising amount about the science of human goodness.
Articles: Beautiful SoulsBy Jill Suttie | April 9, 2012
A new book about acts of conscience lends insight to The Hunger Games phenomenon.
A new tragedy raises questions over how to respond to high rates of PTSD.
Researchers are discovering how music affects the brain, helping us to make sense of its real emotional and social power.
New studies predict that you will be happier if you check your phone less. But how?
New studies are suggesting that music can be more powerful than medication.
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