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Science of Compassion

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.

The Science of Compassion

James R. Doty, M.D. | Posted 08.07.2012 | Science
James R. Doty, M.D.

As human beings, we will inevitably encounter suffering at some point in our lives. However, we also have evolved very specific social mechanisms to relieve that pain: altruism and compassion.