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Where kindness meets science.

We're recruiting people worldwide to contribute to groundbreaking research.  Become a Citizen Scientist for kindlabIRL or participate in our latest studies. Are you naturally kind, aspiring to be kind, or ‘kind of grumpy’? It doesn’t matter. All you need to qualify is a willingness to help expand our scientific understanding of kindness. 


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Let's develop an environment where kindness can flourish.

We know people have the capacity to choose kindness. But why are some people kinder than others? Is kindness an evolutionary trait or cultivated by society? What does kindness look like, feel like, and even sound like? 

Science has just begun to answer these questions. Our kindlab is dedicated to exploring cutting edge scientific research that goes beyond the lab and into our daily lives, including the first meta-analysis of existing scientific literature on kindness we commissioned from Oxford University.

It's not just about data and numbers. With your help, we're transforming what we learn into action with a measurable impact, right here and right now.

what's happening in the science of kindness?


7 Days of Intentional Kindness

As we took a close look at the meta-analysis of kindness we commissioned from Oxford University, began to explore the improvements in emotional wellbeing that result from carrying out kind acts. We continued to look at the positive mental and emotional effects of carrying out kind acts with our very first kindlab experiment, which resulted in an improved outlook on life.

Why Are We Kind?
We look at scientific explanations of kindness with Oxford University anthropologist Dr Oliver Scott Curry. This is the second article in our three part series based on research we commissioned from Oxford University.

Visit Our Archive
Our archive allows you to download our full studies, nitty gritty data, and references, including the first meta-analysis of existing kindness research we commissioned from Oxford University.