(TEDxSBU| Stephen Post) Using Norman Rockwell’s iconic “The Golden Rule” as backdrop, and drawing on his recent research on the health benefits of helping others (increased happiness, ability to cope with loss, lowered anxiety and stress), Post underscores how in the most difficult of times empathy and kindness benefit the giver as much as the receiver.
It’s good to be good
Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. is a best-selling author who has taught at the University of Chicago Medical School, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1988-2008), and Stony Brook University School of Medicine (2008-), where he is Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics. He is an elected member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine, London.
Post addressed the U.S. Congress on volunteerism and public health, and received the Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition for Outstanding Achievement. He received the Kama Book Award in Medical Humanities from World Literacy Canada in 2008. He has served as a Senior Scholar for the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
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