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The science of empathy, forgiveness, and prosocial behavior

An interview with psychologist Michael McCullough. Michael McCullough, PhD, an experimental psychologist at the University of California at San Diego, is a prolific researcher focusing on prosocial behavior. He recently answered questions about what we are learning from his lab research and other studies in the area. Tell us about your background. What sparked your … Continue reading The science of empathy, forgiveness, and prosocial behavior

Purdue in $8.3B opioid deal with US

Purdue Pharma has reached an $8.34 billion settlement with the Justice Department over its aggressive marketing of OxyContin, paving the way for the drugmaker to steer future profits to cities and states that accuse it of stoking an opioid-addiction crisis in America. Because Purdue is bankrupt from settling prior claims related to the drug, it … Continue reading Purdue in $8.3B opioid deal with US

Stephen Wiltshire: Can Being Born On The Autism Spectrum Give You An Unfair Advantage In Life?

Can being born on the autism spectrum really give you an unfair advantage in life? This question is a tad trite for despite the initial handicaps of the condition, for about one hundred people worldwide, this seems to be the case, at least in some aspects. Autism seem to enable some people with it to … Continue reading Stephen Wiltshire: Can Being Born On The Autism Spectrum Give You An Unfair Advantage In Life?