Science Of Compassion And Altruism: Talks @ Facebook

Posted by Bill Miller on Dec 14, 2011
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Last week, ´╗┐Facebook invited national experts to its Palo Alto campus to share the science behind compassion and altruism. In the audience, myself and other engineers listened intently to ideas about humanizing interactions.  Below are all the videos of the day.

8:45am - Introduction by Arturo Bejar, Facebook

9:00am - Dacher Keltner, Berkeley's Center for Greater Good
Evolution has built into our nervous system and means of social communication principles of viral compassion and the tools of social change.

10:00am - Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education
Breaking down the components of compassion to build the case that being compassionate is good for you.

11:00am - Kathryn Lee and Mark Basnage, Prospect Sierra School
Insight from the Field: Working with Students and Teachers to Create Compassionate Communities
Panelists: Alison Park, Britt Anderson, Dan Clurman Rush Sabiston

1:00 - Marc Brackett, Yale's Health, Emotion, & Behavior Laboratory
How five key emotion skills can create a more compassionate and caring world.

2:00pm - Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Berkeley's Relationship and Social Cognition Lab Understanding the mechanisms of social interaction and friendship across racial and other group boundaries.

3:00pm - Jeffrey Szilagyi and Dave Talamo, The Stepping Stones Project
Coming of Age with Authenticity & Empathy- The Remaking of Village

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