Empathy

Is Generosity Contagious?

Pacific Standard: As we have seen again over the past week, tragedy can sometimes bring out the best in people, inspiring them to donate their time and money. But why do certain occasions become catalysts for compassion, while others fail to move us in any meaningful way? The severity of More

What Couples Who Communicate Well Do Differently

Refinery29: Countless books and articles have been written on the importance of communicating in romantic relationships, but a recent study suggests that there’s one aspect of communication that stands out above the rest: empathy. The study, published last month in Psychological Science, found that feeling empathy mattered more than simply More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: When the Spatial and Ideological Collide: Metaphorical Conflict Shapes Social Perception Tali Kleiman, Chadly Stern, and Yaacov Trope In this study, the researchers examined what happens when physical and abstract aspects of a metaphor are in conflict. Participants categorized pictures of past More