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Pro Social Behavior

Anti-Bully? Sure -- But What About Pro-Friend?

Carlin Flora | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Carlin Flora

It only takes one. Just one friend, that is, to reduce a child's chances of being bullied, and, if he is bullied, of developing depression as a result.

Befriending Frankenstorm

Meghan Keener | Posted 12.30.2012 | New York
Meghan Keener

Times like these have the potential to bring out the best in us. Let's not forget we're descended from the fittest of the fittest -- and that "fitness" is not just physical but also psychological and emotional.

Why We 'Play Nice' With Strangers

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This pro-social behavior results from a change in social norms that allowed us to trust strangers, a new study suggests. That change is likely linked ...

'Empathic Civilization': When Both Faith And Reason Fail, Stepping Up To The Age of Empathy

Jeremy Rifkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeremy Rifkin

Today, a new generation of scientists, scholars, and social reformers are beginning to challenge some of the underlying assumptions of both the Age of Faith and the Age of Reason, taking us into the Age of Empathy.