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 Kelly M McGonigal and Erika L. Rosenberg and Joel Finkelstein and Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas and Margaret D. M. Cullen and James R. Doty and James J. Gross and Philippe R. Goldin},
  journal={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… Expand

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