The Empathetic Child

By Maia Szalavitz
Empathy develops from the experience of empathy—not from suffering.

Compassion in the Classroom

By Lynne Soraya
How does a teacher's attitude affect the life of a child?

Can Compassion Transcend Forgiveness?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Is compassion, finally, more crucial than forgiveness?

Why Should I Care?

By Sara Konrath Ph.D.
What to do about declining student empathy.

Is Empathy Bad for Intergroup Interactions?

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton Ph.D.
Without the right context, empathy can backfire in intergroup encounters.

London Riots: When The Empathic Brain Switches Off

By Christian Keysers Ph.D.
The science of the brain shows why normal people riot.

Saving Detective Goren

By Nadja Geipert
If your therapist doesn't believe in you, who will?

Captain America: A Psychologist's Review

By Robin S. Rosenberg Ph.D.
Why does Steve Rogers want to become a supersoldier?

Are You Empathic? 3 Types of Empathy and What They Mean

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
When is empathy a good thing, and when is it a bad thing?

Priming Toddlers to be Altruistic

By Daniel R. Hawes Ph.D.
Cooperative behavior can be increased in toddlers by affiliative priming.

Empathy and Advocacy: Closing the Gap

By Lynne Soraya
How do you bridge the empathy gap?

Self-Compassion Is Healthier Than Self-Esteem

By Kristin Neff Ph.D.
Why we should stop chasing self-esteem

How "Errors in Thinking" Apply to Pedophiles

By Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D.
"Errors in thinking" drive adult sexual contact with minors

How a Bully Is Made

By Victoria Costello
My sweet once shy boy had turned into a monster.

The Perils of Corporate Social Responsibility

By Hans Villarica
For CSR to work, consistency and commitment are key

Choosing Sides After a Friendship Breakup

By Irene S Levine Ph.D.
After a breakup, everyone reassesses loyalties

Empathy, Mindblindness, and Theory of Mind

By Lynne Soraya
Do people with autism truly lack empathy?

Why and How Do We Help?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
From one-ness to we-ness: The courage needed to be a hero

Adjusting to Being Single Again: What We Can Tell by Listening for Just 30 Seconds

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Listen for 30 sec now, and you can predict 3 months from now

When disaster strikes others: How your brain responds

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Empathy and coping in the wake of a disaster

Can a Devastating Shark Attack Really Lead to a Better Life?

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Post-traumatic growth, family, and spirituality in the Soul Surfer story

Emotional Story-Telling after Stressful Experiences: A Way to Find Meaning

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Can writing memoirs transform the meaning of trauma?

4 Qualities of Mind that Alleviate Suffering

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Cultivating the four sublime emotions eases suffering in yourself and in others.

13 Qualities to Look for in an Effective Psychotherapist

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Seeking a therapist? Here’s what the experts advise