by Daniel Goleman
Bantam Books, 2003, 432 pages
by Daniel Goleman
Marriage researchers Benjamin R. Karney and Lisa A. Neff have found that compassionate spouses have longer, more supportive marriages. But to be a compassionate spouse, you need more than love.
Think humans are born selfish? Think again. Dacher Keltner reveals the compassionate side to human nature.
Edited by Tricia S. Jones and Randy Compton
Jossey-Bass, 2003, 360 pages
by Nel Noddings
Cambridge University Press, 2003, 308 pages
Edited by Corey L. M. Keyes and Jonathan Haidt
American Psychological Association, 2003, 355 pages
For three decades Charles Garfield has trained volunteers to care compassionately for strangers. He shares what he’s learned about the extraordinary deeds of ordinary people.
An interview with former Illinois Governor George Ryan
by Jason Marsh
What makes some people display altruism and compassion in the midst of war? Two researchers are trying to find out.
by Samuel P. Oliner
Westview Press, 2003, 288 pages
La Bodega de la Familia delivers a different kind of justice
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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