The Science of Compassion

Broadcast on July 13, 2016
With Emma Seppälä

Compassion is a natural tendency within us that not only makes the world a better place but actually makes us happier, healthier and eve more successful. This talk will cover:

  • The science of social connection
  • The science of mindfulness and compassion
  • The impact of compassion on happiness, health, longevity and success

Emma Seppälä

Science Director of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D., is Science Director of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education; and author of The Happiness Track. She is a health psychologist and leading expert on happiness, compassion, resilience and mind-body practices for trauma and well-being. She founded the popular news site Fulfillment Daily and contributes to Psychology Today, Harvard Business Review, and MindBodyGreen. She is also a certified yoga, pilates, meditation and breath work instructor. A sought-after speaker, Emma has addressed academic, corporate, and governmental institutions. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, ABC News, Forbes, The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, INC and Fast Company. She received her BA from Yale, her Master's from Columbia and her PhD from Stanford University. Originally from Paris, France, she speaks French, English, German, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.