Enhancing Compassion: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Compassion Cultivation Training Program

  title={Enhancing Compassion: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Compassion Cultivation Training Program},
  author={Hooria Jazaieri and Geshe Thupten Jinpa and K. McGonigal and E. Rosenberg and J. Finkelstein and Emiliana Simon-Thomas and M. Cullen and J. R. Doty and J. Gross and Philippe R Goldin},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
  • Hooria Jazaieri, Geshe Thupten Jinpa, +7 authors Philippe R Goldin
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Happiness Studies
  • Psychosocial interventions often aim to alleviate negative emotional states. However, there is growing interest in cultivating positive emotional states and qualities. One particular target is compassion, but it is not yet clear whether compassion can be trained. A community sample of 100 adults were randomly assigned to a 9-week compassion cultivation training (CCT) program (n = 60) or a waitlist control condition (n = 40). Before and after this 9-week period, participants completed self… CONTINUE READING
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