Doing Good, and Feeling Better
November 29, 2006
Why Giving Back Could Make You Happier
and Healthier. By John Stossel and Sylvia Johnson.
Random acts of kindness
November 7, 2006
Maybe what's needed this upcoming holiday season is a little lesson in the ripple effect of kindness. We've compiled some stories and ideas to inspire you to fan the flame of kindness in your corner of the world and watch it spread like wildfire.
WHYY 91 FM - Michael Feldman: "Whad'ya Know?"
September 17, 2005
Guest interview with Stephen Post from the Center for Research on Unlimited Love. Stephen
studies the unselfish kind of love and how that affects health and well-being.
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WAMU 88.5 FM - The Kojo Nnamdi Show
The Science of Love
February 14, 2005
Romantic Love. Altruistic Love. Compassionate Love. There are different types of love, and they often have different effects on your health and well-being. Researchers Stephen Post, Esther Sternberg and Ilan Wittstein join Kojo Nnamdi to discuss the physical impact of emotions.
Scientists study the value of selflessness. Many religions teach some variation of the Golden Rule, urging believers to love their neighbors as themselves. Modern science is skeptical about those who practice this philosophy with selfless abandon.
Globe and Mail
Doing good deeds can improve health, make you happier, scientists suggest
January 15, 2005
If Canadians are finding it easier to fight off the sniffles lately, feeling lighter in their step, or sleeping like a dream, a batch of new science has proposed a possible explanation: Good deeds are good medicine.
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
Why we give... Sometimes
January 14, 2005
The milk of human kindness flows unevenly across the land. Stephen Post states that impulses to help is universal, but only selectively triggered. For example, most people often react more quickly to aid victims of natural disasters, compared to aiding poverty on one's own street corner.
Money = happiness? That's rich
January 8, 2005
Will you be happier if you make more money? Psychologists say probably not - assuming you aren't poor, in which case a change in wealth can have a big impact on well-being.
The Plain Dealer
Rich get richer, but not happier
January 3, 2005
Research shows that people in rich countries are not happier than those in poorer ones. Studies of multimillion-dollar lottery winners have shown that negatives prevailed for many of them, with higher rates of divorce, alcoholism, gambling, loss of friends and isolation.
Its Good to Be Good
Altruism. The scientific study of the concept is an emerging field, and a Case research center--the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love--is helping to lead the way.
Alzheimers & Grace by Stephen G. Post
The author of Psalm 71 begs the Lord, Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails me. And in the Decalogue we hear this precept of the Lord: Honor thy father and thy mother. Both the ancient prayer and the ancient command have been given a modern edge of urgency by the current increase in our life expectancy and the special illnesses that age brings with it. Among the most challenging of these illnesses is dementia.
Science & Spirit
What the World Needs Now...
Love. Thats what Stephen Post, Ph.D., thinks about day and night. He is one of the preeminent figures in bioethics and the science of altruism.
The Boston Globe
For Good Health, It Is Better To Give, Science Suggests
November 28, 2003
Virtue is supposed to be its own reward, but accumulating evidence suggests that by helping others, people help themselves, improving their mental health, their physical well-being, even their longevity.
Radio National Australia - The Spirit of Things
The Power of Love
June 15, 2003
When disaster struck on September 11, 2001, the Reverend Lyndon Harris of St. Pauls Chapel, NYC and Imam Hamad Chebli of Princeton, New Jersey responded with unfailing love to those who were in need. The experience has changed them forever. They believe love can change the world, and Dr. Stephen Post who heads the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, agrees.
National Public Radio - Talk of the Nation
December 24, 2002
Weve all heard Its better to give than to receive -- Is that right? and, if it is, Why? Is there a scientific basis for sharing? Or do we do it just to make ourselves feel better? Guests: Stephen Post, professor of bioethics in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and David Sloan Wilson, professor of biology and anthropology at Binghamton University in New York.
WHYY 91 FM - Voices In The Family
December 23, 2002
What does love really mean, and what can it encompass? Dr. Dan Gottlieb will discuss the concept of unlimited love. Is it possible? And how does it affect body and soul? His guest is Stephen Post, director of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love. Well also hear about a study that links generosity and longevity.
Christian Science Monitor
Scientists Put Love Under the Microscope
June 3, 2002
The new Institute for Research on Unlimited Love is located at one of the countrys most prominent medical schools, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, with an initial endowment of $4 million. Unlimited love is defined as altruistic affirmation and care for all humanity without exception.
In an effort to further enhance the rapidly growing network of researchers focusing on topics such as altruism, altruistic love, kindness, compassion, and unlimited love, the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love has established Works of Love, a high-quality electronic newsletter. The newsletter is written by Stephen G. Post, President of the Institute, and sent monthly.