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Articles: Did Resentment Fuel Trump’s Victory?By Claudia Wallis | November 18, 2016
A political scientist argues that one emotion catapulted the reality-TV star to the White House.
Articles: Why We Need Empathy in the Age of TrumpBy Jeremy Adam Smith | November 11, 2016
Sociologist Arlie Hochschild explains why we need to understand people on the other side of the political divide—and how empathy can be a force for positive change.
Articles: Can Empathy Improve Policing?By Jill Suttie | September 21, 2016
New training programs that help police to listen, stay calm, and communicate during charged encounters may lead to fewer arrests and less use of force.
According to a new study, there are more heart-disease-related deaths in overtly racist communities.
News, entertainment, and social media shape how we behave toward different groups of people. How can we limit negative influences?
Articles: How to Stop the Racist in YouBy Jeremy Adam Smith, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | July 27, 2016
The new science of bias suggests that we all carry prejudices within ourselves—and we all have the tools to keep them in check.
Articles: Do We Need More Empathic Judges?By Jill Suttie | June 22, 2016
A light rape sentence sparks outrage—and raises questions about the place of empathy and bias in judicial decision-making.
A new report finds that the presidential election is having a negative impact on students. What can educators do?
The GOP candidate is creating fear and confusion in children, especially kids of color. Here are three suggestions for talking with kids about race and racism in the media.
New research suggests we need to take account of how diverse groups of students view and apply SEL skills.
The new Disney film raises tough questions about prejudice for parents and teachers to explore with children.
In a new study, everyone's grades improved when African-American students felt less threatened.
Articles: What Leaders Must Do to Battle BigotryBy Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Jason Marsh | January 18, 2016
Prejudice lies deep in the brain, but leaders can create the conditions to help us overcome it.
Articles: Racism is Not a Mental IllnessBy Jeremy Adam Smith | June 22, 2015
Many people argue that the white man who killed nine black people in Charleston must be mentally ill. What does the science suggest?
Egalitarian goals can be undermined by deeply rooted implicit biases, says john a. powell. To address racial discrimination, we need to look inward.
Articles: How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial BiasBy Rhonda Magee | May 14, 2015
There might be a solution to implicit racial bias, argues Rhonda Magee: cultivating moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.
A new study shows that teachers of all races are more likely to punish black students. Fortunately, research also points to solutions.
Articles: Can We Reduce Bias in Criminal Justice?By Jason Marsh | April 28, 2015
As protests against police killings of unarmed black men sweep the country, Jason Marsh kicks off a new series about the science of implicit bias.
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Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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