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  1. 12 years old when he read about child labour
    Started school project which evolved into a non prof group called free the children. Helped build schools and stiffen child labour laws
  2. Surprisingly no one really said gross thigs. They all mentioned social situations like racism, sexism, bullying etc
  3. no. it is a relationship between equals. if there is no equality then there is no true compassion
  4. Especially in the right hemisphere.
    Important part of processing empathy
  5. Compassion for people across the world
    Seeing an earthquake in nepal and worrying about people you dont know
  6. this is a desire for people not to suffer
    -The intention and capacity to lighten and relieve suffering
  7. Increase in positive emotions with time
    No significant influence on nwgative emotions
    Increase in personal resources
    Subjects were more satisfied with their lives
  8. Ability to understand emotional state+ desire help
  9. Once you experience something over and over again it creates a strong connection in your brain so that a small stimulus can elicit the same response of sadness. LKM can change the wiring in your brain to counter neural expression
  10. Feel connected
    Happier: two opposite mental/emotional states cannot co exist
    More accepting
  11. Self
    Loved ones
    Difficult person/dislike/hate
  12. compassion for all living things: cats dogs cows
    Unrestricted compassion
  13. There was a social focus
    people wanted to go tell other people about what they saw
    they were more likley to want to be around more people
  14. He originally studied disgust which has an evolutionary adaptive function for us. If we walk into a public bathroom that smells like shit we are disgusted and will most likley leave. This is good because we are less likley to be exposed to infectious disease
  15. he has a subject sit in a room full of confederates and had a woman on crutches walk in. He was testing to see whether LKM would influence the likihood of the subject giving the woman the seat
  16. True and Idiot
  17. Started her work in the slums of Calcutta, India.
    Hospice work, Helped the poor, cares for people with aids, leprosy, tb
  18. Cofounded zen peacemakers
    Set up a soup kitchen in nyc and taught inner city youth basic skills like cooking. used that food to feed the homeless. Make the brownies for B&J icecream
  19. Associated with negative emotions
    Down regulation of the amygdala so less activation
  20. he is a peace activist
    -Says that real compassion begins with deep listening
  21. Compassion without intelligence= giving your kids cake before dinner just because they cry
  22. Loving-kindness
    Sympathetic joy
    Non attachment
  23. A number of practices that cultivate unconditional positive emotional states of kindness and compassion
  24. yes because we often critisize ourselves for being too much or too little of something when we compare ourselves. however when we let go of who we "think" we should be we find that we are lighter, more free
  25. Makes us feel good
    Better parenting, spouses, and friends
    Better workers
    Better world
  26. having a clear calm tranquil state of mind. Not clingy and not attached and non discriminating. its not a friend nor a for its everybody
  27. in social psych we often have to form positive emotions to do this we usually gove candy to ppt. this works in the short term but we cannot give ppt candy every single day, it wont provoke positive feelings in the same way. so we use loving and kindness meditation which works long term
  28. watching peoples emotional reactions activates similar reactions in us (insula)
  29. Broadening and Building
  30. -"metta" warmth that reaches out to others
    -the intention and capacity to offer kindness to others. its wanting others to be happy. love is a heartfeltvreaction and kindness has a gentle quality
  31. Broaden- positive emotions broaden our attention and thinking. we can solve problems with ease, be rational
    Build-We build resources as a result of our broadening attention and thinking. So out social relations and copy strategies become better
  32. Grasping
  33. Compassion between family members: caregivers, parents, children,
    -Root of all compassion
  34. Warm, uplifting feeling that people experience when they see unexpected acts of human goodness, kindness, courage, or compassion
  35. ?
  36. Ability to put yourself in another position.
  37. judging yourself feels like you have to live up to an expectation or your not good enough. the opposite would be discernment- noticing that you may not be perfect but thats okay
  38. Compassion at personal risk
    People who hid jews during nazi germany risked being imprisoned themselves
  39. we have the ability to recognize that our identities are fluid and constantly changing rather than attaching ourselves to ideas or concepts which narrow the scope of ourselves
  40. Selfish attraction and ill will
    Pity and cruelty
    Exuberance and resentment
    Indifference and attachment
  41. To suffer together
  42. -Has intelligence mixed with it. There is wisdom with real compassion, no pity and no waving of your rights
  43. Feeling happy by watching other people be happy
  44. Important in detecting emotions and mapping bodily responses onto an emotion. Detecting or changing heart rate or blood pressure and making that information available to the brain
  45. -Crying because of the children growing up without parents or neglected in some form
  46. Familial compassion
    Global compassion
    Sentient compassion
    Heroic compassion
  47. Started by Warren Buffet. Trying to get all the rich people to donate their money to charity. Like him or not, bill gates has almost eradicated polio
  48. 60% of the subjects who did lkm gave up their seat while only 16% in the waitlist control did
  49. Social connectedness
    Lower back pain
    Reactions to inflammation
    Positive emotions and well being
    Neural expression of sadness
  50. -Crying because of someones courage to come out of the closet
  51. Encourages us to be cohesive, social finction, helps the group, encourages altruism, has individualistic effect as well: gives you feelings of energy and playfulness
  52. Term made by Thich Nhat Hanh
    -listening without expectation or judgments
    -listening with the purpose of helping another empty their heart
  53. -7 wk LKM course
    -Used a wait list control group
    -DV: Resources, Outcomes and Daily assesment of meditation experiences