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Compassion Project

Brooklynites, Bike Accidents And The Science of Compassion

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

What's critical to compassion is that it unites this understanding of others' distress with the motivation to alleviate that distress. Helping behavior further requires the cognitive and behavioral resources to act on that motivation.

5 Ways To Do Good: Fast, Free And From Your Desk

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Science tells us compassion is good for our health, and we know that helping others makes us feel good, but sometimes it feels like there just aren't enough hours in the day. In minutes, at no or low cost, and from your desk, you can contribute.

The Science Of Choosing Compassion

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Think about compassion like a radio dial. We can tune our compassion up or down, but where the dial lands will depend on our concerns about being overwhelmed and on how well we can control our emotions.

Putting Compassion To Work At Work

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

My task was to teach them how to become more compassionate using an accessible program of exercises. First, however, I had to convince them that it was worth their precious time to learn how to stop, settle the mind, and open the heart.

Where Do The Kindest Strangers Live?

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

In what cities is a needy stranger more likely to receive help? What sort of community teaches a citizen to withhold compassion toward strangers? Dr. Robert Levine has spent much of the past two decades systematically exploring these questions.