In the classroom
In his book “Love and Compassion: Exploring Their Role in Education,” Graduate School of Education alum John Miller writes that love is a powerful, motivating force for many teachers and students.
“One can teach basic skills without love, but to truly make a difference in a student’s life, there needs to be love,” he says. “Love brings patience and understanding, which are so important in teaching.”
“The greatest science in the world … is love”
– Mother Teresa
When it comes to thinking about love, poets and philosophers may have a head start on science, but researchers and scientists are catching up.
By studying how the scent of a romantic partner can lower psychological and physiological stress levels, and exploring how our brains function when in love, scientists are learning why humans need love in our lives.
All relationships—yes, even the healthy and fulfilling ones—take work and maintenance.”
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Forming a chosen family
Seeking out people who help make you feel safe, loved, and included is a good way to find support in a new situation.
Developing healthy relationships
Talking about the markers of healthy and unhealthy relationships helps prepare young people for caring, lasting romantic relationships.
One way to find common ground with others is to show warmheartedness and love, says Arthur Brooks.
Bringing together ethics and desire
Two doctoral students bring together conversations about consent with research on ethics and love.
As early as the late middle ages, and more so after the industrial revolution, people began pursuing “love marriages,” partnerships in which attraction and love were the reason for the union. The advent of digital technologies and particularly smartphones have changed dating once again, says Harvard Business School’s Debora Spar.