Blog Archive


Remembering Rwanda, by Andrew Quist, April 5, 2019

Using Data Visualization to Get People to Care, by Andrew Quist, March 29, 2019

Dr. Tom Catena’s Extraordinary Example, by Andrew Quist, March 26, 2019

Security Prominence Trumps the FY 2020 Budget Proposal, by Alex Garinther, March 19, 2019

How Hiding Casualties from Drone Strikes Betrays American Values, by Andrew Quist, March 14, 2019

Cognitive Bias Prevents Us from Tackling Climate Change, by Andrew Quist, February 22, 2019

China’s Cruel Internment of the Uyghurs Must Not Go Unnoticed, by Andrew Quist, February 15, 2019

The Effects of Dehumanizing Visual Portrayals of Refugees, by Andrew Quist, February 8, 2019

Uprising in Sudan, by Andrew Quist, January 18, 2019


Einstein and Szent-Györgyi on Nuclear Weapons, by Andrew Quist, December 21, 2018

“Don’t Tell Me, I Don’t Want to Know”: How Information Avoidance Can Keep Us Insulated From Important Social Problems, by Alex Garinther, December 7, 2018

Why Are We Outraged Over Khashoggi’s Murder, But Indifferent to Deaths in Yemen? By Andrew Quist, December 6, 2018

The Myth of “I Can't Make a Difference,” by Andrew Quist, November 13, 2018

Autonomous Weapons, by Andrew Quist, October 23, 2018

Chiune Sugihara's Courage Saved 6,000 Lives, October 16, 2018

Queen Rania of Jordan on Psychic Numbing and Compassion, by Andrew Quist, October 10, 2018

The More Who Die the Less We Care, October 8, 2018

Factfulness, By Andrew Quist, September 19, 2018

Ai Weiwei's Human Flow, by Andrew Quist, September 13, 2018

Open Your Eyes, by Paul Slovic, September 11, 2018

Compassion Week, August 8, 2018

TEDx at Kakuma Camp, June 12, 2018

Red Lines, April 18, 2018

Genocidal Violence Accelerates in Darfur, by Andrew Quist, April 13, 2018

Why Do We Ignore the War in Syria? By Andrew Quist, March 16, 2018

Representing Victims of School Gun Violence, by Andrew Quist, March 14, 2018

Why Do We Mourn for Parkland but Ignore Genocides? By Andrew Quist, March 2, 2018

Psychic Numbing and the Recent Atrocities in Syria, by Andrew Quist, February 21, 2018

The Civil March for Aleppo, by Andrew Quist, January 23, 2018

Overcoming Psychic Numbing Through Narratives: A Review of Numbers and Nerves, January 22, 2018


Does Trump Understand What It Means to “Totally Destroy North Korea”? November 22, 2017

The Heartbreaking Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar, by Andrew Quist, October 24, 2017

Psychic Numbing and Famine, by Andrew Quist, September 13, 2017

Making Compassion Count, July 14, 2017

Combating the Lord’s Resistance Army: A Humanitarian Success Story, June 29, 2017

Identifying Donor Recipients in Media Reports Increases Willingness to Donate, June 12, 2017

Overcoming Psychic Numbing Through Graphic Novels and Games, by Andrew Quist, June 12, 2017

Harnessing the Power of Emotion: A Review of Numbers and Nerves, January 26, 2017

The Ebb and Flow of Empathic Response to Iconic Photographs, January 12, 2017


Genocide in South Sudan, December 21, 2016

How to Help the Syrian People, December 19, 2016

Is Empathy Flawed? By Andrew Quist, December 16, 2016

Christmas in the Nuba Mountains: A Day of Celebration and Potential Death, by Samuel Totten, December 14, 2016

COP21 and Business as Usual, October 19, 2016

Climate Change Is Genocide for Island Nations, October 19, 2016

Drone Footage Shows the Scale of the Destruction of Aleppo, October 18, 2016

The Arithmetic of Compassion – NY Times Op-Ed, October 17, 2016

September on Jessore Road, by Scott Slovic, October 17, 2016

Why Statistics on Human Tragedy Fail to Arouse Compassion, October 10, 2016

One Picture Broke the Heart of the World, October 3, 2016

We Care Greatly About Protecting a Single Person in Distress, Particularly If They Have a Face and a Name and Happen to Look Like Us, October 3, 2016

Psychic Numbing, by Paul Slovic, September 26, 2016

Scott Slovic Presents at the Perpignan Ecopoetics Conference, August 3, 2016