Surprisingly, psychological research in the past decade tells us the exact opposite: the more suffering individuals we see, the less compassionate we tend to feel.
I was at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s (SPSP) annual convention, and the stage was quite literally set for a productive conference.
It is predicted that 30-50% of Americans do not take their medications as prescribed, which in turn costs the US a whopping $300 billion annually.
The new mobile phone game Pokémon Go, for example, raises a host of legal and ethical questions.
This weekend pulled me deeper into exploring connections between my work and…the larger world of racial conflict specific to cities, spaces of injustice, and justice building.
I presented this research at the annual meeting for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This year, it was held in San Diego, so while it snowed in Boston, I attended poster sessions and lectures.
Attending this conference afforded me the opportunity to network with professionals that specialize in proteomics, learn some tips for our own student chapter, and represent Northeastern University’s active chemistry department.
Then the idea just came to us: we took the two things we knew best, bacteria and encapsulation, and we decided to try encapsulating bacteria.
My undergraduate research position evolved into an independent research opportunity in 2015 when I was introduced to the technique of electrospinning.
Before Bryan Stevenson had spoken a word, before he’d even moved a muscle to ascend the stage, before the speaker to introduce him had even completed the utterance of his name, every member of the audience was on our feet clapping with vigor.