Compassion 101

Created by Blum-affiliated faculty member Nancy Guerra, Compassion 101 is a 5-part series of videos exploring the what, the why, and the how of compassion. Join Professor Guerra as she explores what causes compassion, the benefits of compassion to ourselves and others, and how we can become more compassionate.

Compassion & Happiness

Created by Blum-affiliated faculty member Paul Piff, Compassion & Happiness is a 2-part series exploring the links among compassion, happiness, and awe. Join Professor Piff as he explores the science and research behind compassion, and shares stories from UCI students.

Faculty Leads

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Nancy Guerra (Ed.D., Harvard University) is a Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine and served as the Dean of the UCI School of Social Ecology from 2016-2021. Her research focuses on preventing youth violence and promoting healthy youth development.

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Paul Piff (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine. His primary interests are in how social hierarchy, economic inequality and social class, and social emotion shape relations between individuals and groups.