Kindness Contagion

Flikr Images We find that people imitate not only the particulars of positive actions, but also the spirit underlying them. This implies that kindness itself is contagious, and that it can cascade across people, taking on new forms along the way. We still don’t fully understand the psychological forces that power kindness contagion. [...]

8 girls that are changing the world

Children's Week 2014 has just begun and this year's theme is "every child's right to speak and be heard". As a parent of two young children it's easy to joke about the delights of kids NOT speaking or being heard. Yet there are countless children around Australia and the globe who speak up on issues [...]

How science goes wrong

A SIMPLE idea underpins science: “trust, but verify”. Results should always be subject to challenge from experiment. That simple but powerful idea has generated a vast body of knowledge. Since its birth in the 17th century, modern science has changed the world beyond recognition, and overwhelmingly for the better. But success can breed complacency. Modern [...]