https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/holding-hands.jpg 446 1152 Dr Peter Malinowski https://meditation-research.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/logo.svg Dr Peter Malinowski2020-07-13 10:28:492021-07-18 08:22:08Does meditation make us kinder?
Loving-kindness and compassion-focused meditations are increasingly integrated into psychological practice. Furthermore, scholars discuss ethical dimensions of secular mindfulness programmes. So, what is the scientific evidence about the prosocial effects of meditation? I review four meta-analyses that investigate whether meditation increases kind and compassionate emotions and behaviours, or increase our pro-sociality, as psychological science would say. […]
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