It's not what you may think.
It only takes one. Just one friend, that is, to reduce a child's chances of being bullied, and, if he is bullied, of developing depression as a result.
Times like these have the potential to bring out the best in us. Let's not forget we're descended from the fittest of the fittest -- and that "fitness" is not just physical but also psychological and emotional.
This pro-social behavior results from a change in social norms that allowed us to trust strangers, a new study suggests. That
Today, a new generation of scientists, scholars, and social reformers are beginning to challenge some of the underlying assumptions of both the Age of Faith and the Age of Reason, taking us into the Age of Empathy.