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A quote from the article mentioned in a comment on this blog entry:
“The capacity to notice the distress of others, and to be moved by it, can be a critical component of what is called prosocial behavior, actions that benefit others: individuals, groups or society as a whole. Psychologists, neurobiologists and even economists are increasingly interested in the overarching question of how and why we become our better selves.”
One can still have hope for our next generation.
Imagine if research could identify a single key to eliminating the most common problems that prevent youth from developing into successful adults.
What could this mean? As a society, we might see vast reductions in school drop-out, delinquency, crime, substance abuse, and mental illnesses like depression. What if this one factor could reduce behavior problems in schools, support academic achievement, and help youth reach adulthood with the skills and habits necessary to live productive and happy lives?
Well, it turns out that factor has been identified!
Earlier this year, a colleague of mine at the Oregon Research Institute, Anthony Biglan, was the lead author on a paper that synthesized findings from an Institute of Medicine Report and hundreds of scientific studies. This paper makes a remarkable argument:
“If we want to prevent multiple problems and increase the prevalence of young people who develop successfully, we must increase the prevalence of…
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