The Kindness of Strangers

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?

4 Qualities of Mind that Alleviate Suffering

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

How Watching a Good Deed Elevates and Inspires

By Polly Campbell
Research shows that we tend to act unselfishly when we watch others do the same.

Do You Want the People on the Periphery of Your Life to Become More Consequential?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Even acquaintances can be important people in our lives

Video Games and Helping Behavior

By Christopher J Ferguson Ph.D.
A failure to replicate some previous research findings

Your Helping Instincts May Be Stronger than You Realize

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
In times of need, most of us instinctively reach out to help.

The Zimmerman Verdit and White Privilege

By Jennifer Baker Ph.D.
How Philosopher George Yancy Helps Explain Our Reactions To Race

Success means never having to say you are sorry

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Those who have received much expect even more

Empathy on Empty

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Lack of empathy seems to be a worldwide phenomenon

When Your Family Does Not Love You

By Carrie Barron M.D.
The truth hurts and sets you free

There's a Rule for That

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about good manners.

Why Needle Exchange Is Good For Your Community

By Kenneth Anderson M.A.
Syringe access programs benefit both drug users and the communities they live in

What's organ donation got to do with Macy's?

By Talya Miron-Shatz Ph.D.
When driving health behavior change, think Macy's

The Fierce Anthropologist

By Laura Betzig Ph.D.
Another Noble Savage

Adolescence and Learning to Interact with Adults

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Adolescents must learn to communicate with adults to navigate the grown-up world