Science of Kindness Community Collective

science of kindness community collective

Engaging community to develop a theory-based, empirically driven model for the collective practice of kindness.

The science is clear - kindness is vital for human health and well-being.

Kindness is communicated in interpersonal interactions, through organizational leadership, policies, practice, and even built environments. But as much as we want to be kind as individuals, organizations, and communities, we often struggle to communicate kindness consistently.

SciKind aims to contribute to the creation of a community of practice to increase kind behavior for the benefit of all. 


Community of Practice

A group of people who share a concern or a passion for what they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

(Wenger, McDermott, & Snyder, 2002)

three women hugging and laughing
Kindness is important for human health and well-being, both in our personal lives and at work. Interpersonally, experiencing kindness creates positive social connections, which research has shown to be crucial to human development, health, and longevity. In organizations, kindness benefits consumers, employees, and the organization itself. Consumers who are treated with kindness have better outcomes and employees that work in kind environments are more satisfied and engaged in their work. 
Despite the known benefits of kindness in interpersonal relationships, organizations, and communities, research supports the urgent needs to increase kind behavior. A model for the implementation of theory-based and empirically driven interventions to increase kind behavior is needed. 

Why Kindness?

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