Whether it’s joy or anger, we’re wired to catch and spread emotions. Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones.
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Art can help people to see their differences in the context of our common human experiences.
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Why do people give away their hard-earned money to charity? An economist and a psychologist explain.
Which countries score the highest on empathy?
The science behind using mobile phones for good
At a time when “empathy” is more controversial than ever, a researcher explains what it is, what it isn’t, and when it fosters kindness and compassion.
Gratitude is not just for Thanksgiving.
Tips for better giving this holiday season
The very technology that has increased our sense of urgency and pace of life is the same that can help us to slow down and enjoy it—and others.
If you want to live a longer, happier, and healthier life, take all the usual precautions that your doctor recommends, and then … get out there and share your time with those who need it.
What is the most empathetic age group in the US? The answer might surprise you.
Empathy, like anything else, can have a down side. But the case against empathy may be weaker than it first appears.
There is a lot of recent press about autism diagnostics. There is a recent movement to tighten criteria--thereby lessening the number of people placed on the autism spectrum. This post is written by guest blogger Alice Oakes.
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Yikes... Group hugs!
Sara Konrath, Ph.D., is on the faculty of the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the University of Michigan.