Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Science of Compassion: Origins, Measures, and Interventions


The Science of Compassion Conference is a production of The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. Among the speakers, presented in 33 short videos (all of which are embedded below), were Richard Davidson, Ph.D., Paul Ekman, Ph.D., Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., Stephen W. Porges , Ph.D., David DeSteno, Ph.D., Charles Raison, MD., Kristin Neff, Ph.D., and Phil Zimbardo, Ph.D.



The Science of Compassion: Origins, Measures, and Interventions
The Science of Compassion (July 19-22, 2012, Telluride, CO) conference convenes a unique group of leading world experts in the fields of altruism, compassion, and service to present their latest research. The Science of Compassion is the first large-scale international conference of its kind dedicated to scientific inquiry into compassion.

Compassion As Scientific Inquiry

An adaptive pro-social emotion and a virtuous trait broadly condoned across humanistic and spiritual traditions, compassion has only recently gained the attention of science. The Science of Compassion: Origins, Measures and Interventions conference will provide an unprecedented opportunity for expert and aspiring researchers as well as community members to delve deeper into the science behind compassion, altruism, social connection and service.
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