Neimark, J., & Post, S. G. (2009 Dec). 6 ways giving makes you healthy. O, The Oprah Magazine.

Post's message of "It's Good to be Good" has been heard from the U.S. Congress to the Fourth International Happiness Conference in Sydney. One of the nation's leading inspirational speakers, Post is author of the blockbuster book Why Good Things Happen to Good People, with co-author Jill Neimark. Grandma was right: virtue really is its own reward! In Post's work, kitchen table wisdom meets scientific research to prove that givers tend to live happier, healthier, and even longer lives. Post's lifelong commitment to combining good science, good health, and good science has been the subject of interviews on 20/20 and Mehmet Oz, and now provides and inspiring message for any time of the year.

Post, S. G. (2009 July-Aug). It’s Good to Be Good: Science Says It’s So. Health Progress.

Dr. Post’s research demonstrates that people who help others usually have healthier, happier lives.

Post, S. G. (2009 Oct). The perennial collaboration of medicine and religion. Virtual Mentor-AMA.

Post’s contribution to a series of articles by three authors, who explore a range of perspectives on the question of whether physicians should engage patients on the topic of spirituality. The series is entitled: Physicians and Patients’ Spirituality: The range of opinions on the extent to which physicians should attend to their patients’ lives and the arguments that support those opinions.

Post, S. G. (2010 March). Humanism, posthumanism, and compassionate love. Technology in Society.

Post’s article discusses pure scientism, posthumanism, and perspectives on the future of human nature and human progress. In the end, the article is an “endorsement of the natural human capacity for compassionate love, for it is still the discovery of what already lies within us that dignifies what lies before us.”

Post, S. G. (2010 July). In the giving of self lies the unsought discovery of a deeper self.

Post’s welcome and introduction to the website of The Institute For Research on Unlimited Love.


Neimark, J., & Post, S. G. Q&A: Stephen Post and Jill Neimark talk.

The co-authors of Why Good Things Happen To Good People discuss their book, the ideas within it, some of the people who inspired it, and the lessons it contains.

Post, S. G. (2010 Jan). On compassion and being human. The Brook.

An interview with Carol I. Richards, freelance writer and editor.

Post, S. G. (2010 June). Do good things happen to good people? In Character: A Journal of Everyday Virtues.

Post describes some of the studies he has supported and the research he has done in the fields of love and goodness, showing how these can lead to a happier and longer life.


Post, S.G., The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times. Jossey-Bass, 2011.

In this moving book, Stephen G. Post helps us discover how we can make “helping” a lifetime activity. The Hidden Gifts of Helping explores the very personal story of Post and his family’s difficult move and their experience with the healing power of helping others, as well as his passion about how this simple activity—expressed in an infinite number of small or large ways—can help you survive and thrive despite the expected and unexpected challenges life presents.

Hurlbut, W. B., Post, S. G., Schloss, J. P., & Underwood, L. G. (Eds.). (2002). Altruism and altruistic love: Science, philosophy and religion in dialogue. Oxford University Press.

A collection of diverse essays written by researchers discussing the evolutionary, neurological, developmental, psychological, social, cultural, and religious aspects of altruistic behaviour.

Neimark, J., & Post, S. G. (2007). Why good things happen to good people: How the simple act of giving can bring you a longer, happier, healthier life. New York: Broadway Books/Random House Inc.

The book’s original subtitle is The Exciting New Research that Proves the Link Between Doing Good and Living a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life. The research includes a 50-year study showing that if people are giving during their high school years, they have better physical and mental health throughout their lives. Other studies show that older people who give live longer. Helping others has been shown to bring health benefits to those with chronic illness, and studies show that people of all ages who help others on a regular basis, even in small ways, feel happiest.

“This book is so unusual. It brings readers the surprising news that doing good is actually good for you. We give scientific credibility to the age-old wisdom that giving is its own reward. Our book has timeless philosophy, a new science of health and longevity, wonderfully inspiring life stories, a self-help scale, and many tips on giving and living a happier, healthier longer life.” ~ author Stephen Post

Post, S. G. (1995). The moral challenge of Alzheimer disease: Ethical issues from diagnosis to dying. Johns Hopkins University Press.

This book was designated a “medical classic of the century” by the British Medical Journal, which wrote (2009), “Until this pioneering book was published in 1995 the ethical aspects of one of the most important illnesses of our aging populations were a neglected topic.” Second edition published in 2000.

Post, S. G. (Ed.). (2004). Encyclopedia of bioethics. (3rd ed.) Macmillan Reference Library.

Post was Editor-In-Chief for the 3rd edition of this five-volume set, which is considered the most influential reference work in the field.

Post, S. G. (Ed.). (2004) The fountain of youth: Cultural, scientific, and ethical perspectives on a biomedical goal. Oxford University Press.

Post, S. G. (Ed.). (2007). Altruism and health: Perspectives from empirical research. Oxford University Press.

According to the publisher, “This volume presents the first unified, empirical argument that an individual can live a generous life, without concern for reciprocity or reputational gain, and as a by-product, discover deeper relationships, happiness, health, and even longevity. In doing so, it raises the most essential and perennial questions of moral psychology and the good life.”