Our Mission

The mission of the Arithmetic of Compassion Website is to raise awareness of psychological obstacles to compassion, including psychic numbingpseudoinefficacy, and the prominence effect.

We believe that by raising awareness of these phenomena we can lessen the impact they have on our humanitarian decision making. We also provide suggestions for how you can take action to combat these cognitive biases and tackle problems like mass atrocities, famine, climate change, and other critical issues.

The Arithmetic of Compassion Website is supported by Decision Research, a nonprofit research institute that investigates decision making.