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Jun 13 2019 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Students
New Stanford research on emotions shows that people’s motivations are a driving factor behind how much they allow others to influence their feelings, such as anger. BY ALEX SHASHKEVICH In a new study, Stanford psychologists examined why some people respond differently to an upsetting situation and...
Jun 11 2019 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Awards, In the News, Students
Nine members of the Stanford community, including faculty, students and staff, will be recognized onstage during Commencement with awards honoring their contributions. BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN At the 128th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, nine members of the Stanford community will be recognized...
Jun 11 2019 | The Washington Post | Posted In: Faculty, In the News
By Emma Seppälä Stanford neuroscientist Jamil Zaki’s new book, “The War for Kindness: Building empathy in a fractured world,” makes a powerful case for kindness and empathy — not only because they make the world a better place, but because they help us, too. I sat down with Zaki to talk about why...
Jun 10 2019 | Stanford Report | Posted In: Awards, Students
by Kathleen Sullivan The Bechtel International Center recently announced that 27 people with Stanford affiliations, including seniors, graduate students and alumni, have won grants to pursue special projects abroad next year with funding from the FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM.
Jun 5 2019 | Stanford Report
Stanford psychologist Jamil Zaki examined the different dimensions of empathy – including its positive and in some cases, negative effects – and found that through the right practice, empathy can be cultivated in sustainable ways. BY MELISSA DE WITTE In an increasingly divisive world, it might seem...

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