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Schadenfreude in Gaza

Powerful and Coldhearted

Why We Feel Others’ Pain — Or Don’t

When the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 teenage girls from a schoolhouse last month, the world responded with an outpouring of undiluted emotion—shock, outrage, fear, and most […]... More>

Michael W. Kraus

Michael W. Kraus University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign What does your research focus on? I study a wide variety of topics that can be organized into a few specific […]... More>

Unshakable Humanity: Altruism and Disaster

In May of 2008, a massive earthquake hit China’s Sichuan province. The earthquake measured 8.0 and could be felt as far away as Pakistan, Vietnam and Russia. The shaking lasted […]... More>