Med­i­ta­tion doesn’t just make you a better person men­tally and phys­i­cally, but it could also make you a better person when it comes to compassion.

A new study from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and Har­vard Uni­ver­sity researchers shows thatmed­i­ta­tion can improve com­pas­sion and do-​​gooder behavior. The new find­ings are pub­lished in the journal Psy­cho­log­ical Science.

For the study, researchers tested study par­tic­i­pants’ com­pas­sionate behavior after they under­went med­i­ta­tion ses­sions. Specif­i­cally, they did eight-​​week-​​long training ses­sions in two med­i­ta­tion types, after which they were tested to see if they would help someone (who was really an actor) in pain and using crutches while sit­ting in a fake waiting room.

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