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Research Centers

Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine

CCARE investigates methods for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society through rigorous research, scientific collaborations, and academic conferences.

Center for Healthy Minds: University of Wisconsin-Madison

What if our world were a kinder, wiser, more compassionate place? A place where we exercise our minds just like we exercise our bodies? Faced with mental and physical health challenges at a global scale, we conduct rigorous scientific research to bring new insights and tools aimed at improving the well-being of people of all backgrounds and ages.

Greater Good Science Center at Berkeley

GGSC studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. The center sponsors groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being and helps people apply this research into social and emotional well-being.

Heart-Mind Online

Heart-Mind Online is a collection of resources for individuals and communities who are searching for evidenced-informed ways to educate the hearts of children. These resources focus on fostering social and emotional development of children and youth. The website was developed by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.

Allkinds by

Allkinds is journal of featuring research by’s kindlab, including a three-part series on the first meta-analysis of existing kindness research they commissioned from Oxford University.

Research Articles