Welcome to the Measuring Compassion Project
The purpose of this project is to examine how compassion is measured. Compassion has been described as an awareness and sensitivity to suffering, with a willingness and commitment to try and alleviate it. Current self-report measures aim at assessing self-compassion or fear of compassion, however, measures do not assess for a person’s motivation to be compassionate. The aim of our study is to develop such a measure.
We value and encourage input from all kinds of adults from 18 years and older. If you’d like to take part in the study, please click on the button below to find out more information and to complete the survey.
This research is a collaboration between The School of Psychology at the University of Queensland and The Centre for Compassion and Altruism Research & Education at Stanford University.