Compassion, Health and Well-being

Project description

The goal of the project is to examine whether dispositional compassion towards others affects the individual's own health and well-being.

Project coordinator

University of Oulu

Project results

Publications (selected)

Saarinen, A. I. L., Keltikangas-Järvinen, L., Hintsa, T., Pulkki-Råback, L., Ravaja, N., Lehtimäki, T., Raitakari, O. & Hintsanen, M. (2020). Does Compassion Predict Blood Pressure and Hypertension? The Modifying Role of Familial Risk for Hypertension. International journal of behavioral medicine, 27(5), pp. 527-538. doi:10.1007/s12529-020-09886-5

Saarinen, A. I. L., Keltikangas-Järvinen, L., Pulkki-Råback, L., Cloninger, C. R., Elovainio, M., Lehtimäki, T., Raitakari, O. & Hintsanen, M. (2019). The relationship of dispositional compassion with well-being: A study with a 15-year prospective follow-up. The journal of positive psychology, pp. 1-15. doi:10.1080/17439760.2019.1663251

Saarinen, A., Keltikangas-Järvinen, L., Cloninger, C. R., Veijola, J., Elovainio, M., Lehtimäki, T., Raitakari, O. & Hintsanen, M. (2019). The relationship of dispositional compassion for others with depressive symptoms over a 15-year prospective follow-up. Journal of affective disorders, 250, pp. 354-362. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2019.03.029

Gluschkoff, K., Pulkki-Råback, L., Elovainio, M., Saarinen, A., Tammelin, T., Hirvensalo, M., Lehtimäki, T., Keltikangas-Järvinen, L., Raitakari, O. & Hintsanen, M. (2019). Is It Good To Be Good? Dispositional Compassion and Health Behaviors. Annals of behavioral medicine, 53(7), pp. 665-673. doi:10.1093/abm/kay075

People

Mirka Hintsanen

Professor
Jutta Karhu

Jutta Karhu

PhD Student, Psychology