Why We Help Others: The Science of Empathy and Altruism (Positive Psychology Series #6)
Dog smiling at owner listening to every word, showing empathyPhoto Credit: tvdflickr

Read about the latest science on empathy, altruism, and prosocial behavior—including research examining ways that empathy and prosociality can be increased.

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How To Help Someone Who is Having Suicidal Thoughts
December 4, 2014
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Hope: If you're going through hell, keep going. -Winston ChurchillOriginal Photo Credit: Pol Sifter
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 40,000 Americans die due to suicide every year, making suicide the 10th leading cause of death in the nation. Recently, I learned... Read More...
By Supporting Others, You Support Yourself: Findings from Social Psychology
Peaceful image of 2 people sitting by Salt Lake, demonstrating how supporting others helps you support yourselfPhoto Credit: sebadelval at Pixabay
If relationships play such an important role in our well-being, how can we work to foster better interpersonal relationships? Many of us may already know what not to do in relationships, but... Read More...
Empathy vs. Sympathy
January 11, 2014
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Check out this sweet and funny video by Dr. Brene Brown, illustrating the difference between empathy and sympathy. The video was created by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement... Read More...

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