Dr. Stephen Post

Liz Saint John talks one-on-one with Dr. Stephen Post, best-selling author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving and highly regarded speaker.

 

Learn more about Dr. Post’s research on positive psychology:

A2A Research Showcase: How Comforting Others Helps You With Your Own Struggles

By Kira M. Newman | June 5, 2017

According to two new studies, we need practice dealing with our difficult feelings—and we get it from helping other people manage their own.

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.

Please read the full article here.