28 Jan Positive psychology, happiness and compassion
IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE HUMANS HAVE THE TOOLS TO BE COMPASSIONATE AND ENGAGE MORE READILY IN ALTRUISTIC BEHAVIOR
Is an unprecedented initiative of Stanford Medical School that will employ the highest standards of scientific and contemplative inquiry to investigate compassion and altruism.
OUR MISSION: To undertake a rigorous scientific study of the neural, mental and social bases of compassion and altruistic behavior that draws from a wide spectrum of disciplines, especially psychology, economics and contemplative traditions.
To explore ways in which compassion and altruism can be cultivated within an individual as well as within the society on the basis of testable cognitive and affective training exercises.
Positive psychology aims not just to enhance happiness (although it does aim for this) but more so positive psychology and all its applications such as coaching and education aims to enhance quality of life so as many people as possible flourish and thrive.
There’s little doubt that to achieve this (and to bring about more authentic happiness) we need to become more compassionate. That’s why I think this initiative is so exciting and so important.
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