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Articles: You Talkin’ To Me?By Randall Collins | April 1, 2009
Sociologist Randall Collins suggests four practical, research-tested ways to defuse violence.
Articles: Why Is There Peace?By Steven Pinker | April 1, 2009
Violence is declining, argues psychologist Steven Pinker. What are we doing right?
Articles: Beyond Sex and ViolenceBy Jeremy Adam Smith | Winter 2009
Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World
by Malcolm Pott s and Thomas Hayden
Benbella Books, 2008, 457 pages
Violence: A Micro-Sociological Theory
by Randall Co llins
Princeton University Press, 2008, 584 pages
Articles: The Greatest TestBy Emilie Raguso | Fall 2008
Forgiveness improves health and strengthens relationships. But can it help heal the scars of civil war?
Articles: Playing the Blame GameBy Jeremy Adam Smith | Spring 2008
Video games stand accused of causing obesity, violence, and lousy grades. But new research paints a surprisingly complicated and positive picture, reports Jeremy Adam smith.
Articles: Stop! Calm Down! Think!By Dawn Friedman | Winter 2007-08
The Second Step program has helped nine million kids understand and manage their emotions—and research shows that it’s leading to kinder, smarter schools says Dawn Friedman
Articles: Hope on the BattlefieldBy Lt. Col. Dave Grossman | Summer 2007
Military leaders know a secret: The vast majority of people are overwhelmingly reluctant to take a human life.
Articles: Bystanders to GenocideBy Jason Marsh | Fall/Winter 2006-07
An Interview with Philip Gourevitch
Articles: We Are All BystandersBy Jason Marsh, Dacher Keltner | Fall/Winter 2006-07
But we don’t have to be. Dacher Keltner and Jason Marsh explain why we sometimes shackle our moral instincts, and how we can set them free.
Articles: Courage Under FireBy Svetlana Broz | Fall/Winter 2006-07
When the Bosnian civil war broke out, Svetlana Broz searched for the humanity behind the horrific headlines. She found stories of people who risked their lives to help victims of the war—and who inspired others to follow their example.
Most of the time, gratitude is good. But research finds that there are situations when "thank you" may be the wrong response.
It's easy to feel grateful when life is good, says Robert Emmons. But when disaster strikes, gratitude is worth the effort.
Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
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