In a number of religious traditions, it is believed that meditation can improve compassion. Now, a study in the journalPsychological Science finds hard evidence to back that claim.
Recent research has already suggested meditation can help individuals lower stress and ease physical disorders such as hypertension or arthritis. The new study extends those beneficial effects to interpersonal harmony and compassion.
Researchers from Northeastern and Harvard universities, led by David DeSteno, Ph.D., invited participants to complete eight-week trainings in two types of meditation. After the sessions, they were put to a test.
By RICK NAUERT PHD Senior News Editor
Via Edwin Rutsch