A2A Research Showcase: How Does It Feel to Not Give to Charity?

By Adam Hoffman | July 25, 2016

A new study looks at the emotional consequences of choosing to donate money to charity—or not.

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A2A Research Showcase: Living With a Purpose Changes Everything

By Jill Suttie | May 20, 2016

According to a new book, having a purpose in life is crucial for our health and well-being.

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A2A Research Showcase: Can Helping Others Keep You Sober?

By Jill Suttie | April 14, 2016

New research suggests that helping others—and the sense of belonging it brings—can help alcohol and drug addicts stay sober.

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A2A Research Showcase: Can Helping Others Help You Find Meaning in Life?

By Elizabeth Hopper | February 16, 2016

New research is finding that being kind and giving to others can make our lives feel more meaningful.

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A2A Research Showcase: What Seniors Get from Giving Back

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By Bernie Wong | July 22, 2010

Research shows how older volunteers can get the most out of their service.

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A2A Research Showcase: Paul Ekman’s Taxonomy of Compassion

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By Paul Ekman | June 21, 2010

The renowned psychologist offers a lesson in emotional intelligence.

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A2A Research Showcase: The Helper’s High

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By Shoshana AlexanderJames Baraz | February 1, 2010

Suffering is inevitable. But James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander argue that responding to pain with compassion, care, and generosity is key to a joyful life.

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Book Review: The Path to Purpose

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By Dawn Friedman | Spring 2008

The Path to Purpose: Helping our children find their calling in life

By William Damon Free Press, 2008, 240 pages.

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A2A Research Showcase: The Evolution of Empathy

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By Frans de Waal | Fall/Winter 2005-06

We tend to think of empathy as a uniquely human trait. But it’s something apes and other animals demonstrate as well, says primatologist Frans de Waal. He shows how our evolutionary history suggests […]

Book Review: Resiliency

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By Lauren Shapiro | Fall 2004

According to Bonnie Benard, resilience is something we all possess. It is an internal drive to satisfy our most basic psychological needs.

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