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Compassion Study

STUDY: Why It Pays To Keep Compassion 'On'

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

We sometimes avoid compassion for self-interested reasons. Yet this study suggests that turning off compassion might work against self-interest by undercutting two things that we hold dear: our moral self and our moral standards.

Practicing G.R.A.C.E.: How To Have Compassion

Roshi Joan Halifax | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Roshi Joan Halifax

My hope is that the G.R.A.C.E. model will help you to actualize compassion in your own life and that the impact of this will ripple out to benefit the people with whom you interact each day as well as countless others.

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.

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.

Study Of Compassion In Atheists, Faithful Yields Big Surprise

Posted 01.31.2013 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 05/01/2012 12:11 PM EDT on LiveScience Atheists and agnostics are more driven by compassion to help others than a...

Compassion: An Increasing Global Movement

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

It seems that a continued and intentional practice of compassion can not only change our lives individually, but the ripple effect can be significant.