Make and Keep New Friends – A 10-Step Checklist

Making friends isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t have to be difficult either. Nearly everyone could use a few more friends. This is a big thing to have in common with others. In theory, making friends should be easy. With a little trial and error, your social life can take…Continue readingMake and Keep New Friends – A 10-Step Checklist

Kids Who Understand Others’ Perspectives More Popular Among Peers

Children who are sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of others are more popular on the playground, researchers at University of Queensland report. The study found that preschoolers and elementary school children who are good at identifying and responding to what others want, think, and feel are rated by their…Continue readingKids Who Understand Others’ Perspectives More Popular Among Peers

Why We Are Hardwired For Friendship And Empathy

Most people would agree that one of the basic traits of being human is the capacity for empathy. Empathy is the ability to put ourselves in others’ shoes, and a recent study from the University of Virginia suggests that we are powerfully hardwired to empathize, for the reason that we…Continue readingWhy We Are Hardwired For Friendship And Empathy