A2A Research Showcase: Journaling Inspires Altruism Through an Attitude of Gratitude

December 14, 2017

Gratitude does more than help maintain good health. New research at the University of Oregon finds that regularly noting feelings of gratitude in a journal leads to increased altruism.

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A2A Research Showcase: How Racial Adversity Leads to Resilience

By Alisa Gumbs | November 7, 2017

By all accounts, being black in America is stressful. But research shows African Americans seem to have found a way to prevent some of the effects of that […]

A2A Research Showcase: Can Empathy Be Learned? Science Offers Some Clues

By Rosalie Chan | October 24, 2017

Empathy has long been a core belief of many major religions around the world. The Abrahamic religions, Hinduism and Buddhism all emphasize kindness and compassion.

It’s also an instinct scientists say humans can learn to hone.

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A2A Research Showcase: How Fossils Show that Caring for Others is Human Nature

By Daniel Starkey | October 25, 2017

A new study examining an ancient Neanderthal skull with significant disabilities that lived to an old age is more evidence that, despite our “survival of the fittest” […]

A2A Research Showcase: How Meditation Can Change Your Brain

By Paul Ratner | October 14, 2017

Meditation is not only a good way to beat the stress but it actually changes the brains of its practitioners. The specific kind of […]

A2A Research Showcase: How Empathy Can Impact Our Health

By Jennifer Breheny Wallace | September 25, 2017

New research looks at the different ways we can respond to someone’s suffering with empathy; and how it triggers a physiological response that can […]

A2A Research Showcase: How Self-Compassion Helps You Support Others

By Darren Steeves | September 11, 2017

A new study finds that training to be more compassionate to yourself can make you more supportive of others.

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A2A Research Showcase: How Brains Develop Resilience

August 18, 2017

Researchers have identified a mechanism in patients with a high risk of developing bipolar disorder that helps the brain become more resilient.

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A2A Research Showcase: How Acts of Kindness Boost Your Mood

By Chris Mackey | August 7, 2017

Engaging in acts of kindness is one of the more reliable ways of boosting our mood.

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A2A Research Showcase: Research-Based App Builds Empathy in Teens

By Megan A. Moreno | August 16, 2017

Researchers have built a new app to promote child health and wellness by teaching them empathy.

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