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Lunch Break Science: The Science of Compassion

Wednesday, March 24 at 12:00pm to 12:45pm

How does compassion lead to success? What’s the difference between compassion and empathy and why is it important? Find out in our upcoming lecture, The Science of Compassion. For decades we’ve been told that we must look out for number one. But recent science shows that to achieve durable success, we need to be more than just achievers; we need to be compassionate achievers.

Practicing compassion can have profound benefits on your life such as better relationships, improved intelligence, increased resiliency and much more. Join Longwood University professor and author Dr. Chris Kukk as he discusses Charles Darwin’s insights, the latest neuroscience and pragmatic applications. Find out what this tells us about compassion and how it can help you have a more rewarding life.

  • What: “The Science of Compassion," presented by Dr. Chris Kukk, Professor of Political Science, Longwood University.
  • When: Wednesday, March 24, 12 - 12:45 pm
  • Where: Zoom meeting in the comfort of your home

How to Attend

This digital Lunch Break Science is FREE to attend, but registration is required. Registration will be open until 10:30 am on the day of the event.

You will be sent a link and password to access the talk at 11 am on the day of the event.

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