Daniel Lim, M.A., Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Researcher
The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Psychology
My research focus is within the areas of behavioral/affective science, and social psychology. In a nutshell, I am interested in exploring the following research questions using methods of scientific inquiry:
Why do we experience emotions like compassion and empathy? How do social-environmental factors influence our prosocial proclivities? What are the effective ways of enhancing compassion in individuals? How can we fine-tune moral emotions such as empathy and compassion to maximize beneficence? How do contemplative practices, such as mindfulness meditation, affect social behavior?