Science Compassion

Meet the Faculty

Leah Weiss

Nancy Guerra

Nancy Guerra is Dean of the School of Social Ecology and Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at UCI. She received her BA from UCLA, her MA from UCSB, and her doctorate from Harvard. She was on the faculty at  UC Riverside for 13 years. 

Created by Nancy Guerra

Science Compassion

Winter/Spring 2018
UC Irvine, PSY BEH 192B
4 quarter units

The purpose of this course is to teach the ground-breaking science of compassion, which explores the roots of a meaningful, purposeful, and happy life. Students will discover how cutting-edge research is yielding fundamental insights into the nature of human kindness, the origins of empathy, promotion of altruistic behavior, and the benefits of living a more compassionate life. 

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Nov 27, 2017  
Registration ends: Jan 7, 2018
First day of instruction: Jan 8, 2018
Last day of instruction: Mar 16, 2018


Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

Course meeting requirements: 
There is a required live webinar scheduled on Tuesdays from 11 – 12. The webinar/meetings will be recorded for those unable to attend.

Leah Weiss