Science Compassion, PSY BEH 192B
The purpose of this course is to teach the ground-breaking science of compassion, which explores the roots of a meaningful, purposeful, and happy life. Students will discover how cutting-edge research is yielding fundamental insights into the nature of human kindness, the origins of empathy, promotion of altruistic behavior, and the benefits of living a more compassionate life.
Winter Quarter 2018
Instruction start date: January 8, 2018
Instruction end date: March 16, 2018
Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Irvine, Psychology
UC Santa Barbara:
Major Requirement: upper division elective for Psycology & Social Behavior (C-1)
UC Los Angeles:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)
General Education: Elective units
UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle Social Science - one course; Warren - may be counted depending on major/PofC/AS, transfer students may use for UD noncontiguous GE depending on major; TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major;
Major Preparation: course needs to be petitioned for use in psychology majors
UC San Francisco:
UC Santa Cruz:
Course Meeting Requirements
A live discussion section will be held from 11-12 on Tuesdays. The webinar/meetings will be recorded for those unable to attend.
psychological science at UC Irvine, where he also directs the
Morality, Emotion, and Social Hierarchy Lab. Dr. Piff’s research
examines the origins of human kindness and cooperation, and the social
consequences of economic inequality. Paul K. Piff (Ph.D., UC Berkeley) is an assistant professor of psychological science at UC Irvine, where he also directs the Morality, Emotion, and Social Hierarchy Lab. Dr. Piff’s research examines the origins of human kindness and cooperation, and the social consequences of economic inequality.