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From a neuroscientific standpoint, what are the most effective ways to develop empathy, love and compassion for others?

I'm including some relevant papers below, but one important thing to note abot this whole compassion/Buddhism/neuroscience discussion is that neuroscience may not necessarily have the most to say ...
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Why are we so possessive of our significant others?

The big hot potato here is the evolutionary hypothesis that men are more sexually jealous whereas women are more emotionally jealous. Contrast Harris (2003) totally dissing it (but also giving a nice ...
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Psychological theories about the end of a romantic relationship

Is there a split between desire and love? Of course, love and lust/desire are two completely different things. A simple definition I have of the word love: An involuntary response to virtue. This ...
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How has psychology categorised different types of love?

Sternberg's Triangular theory is certainly well-known. The field you want to dig into more is called 'close relationships'. Here's an accessible treatment of other common theories: Summary of ...
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