• Three Ways to Reduce Implicit Bias in Policing Mind & Body, Big Ideas | July 2, 2015

    Can we correct for unconscious prejudice in law enforcement? Former police officer Tracie Keesee says yes.

  • Four Great Gratitude Strategies Mind & Body, Gratitude | June 30, 2015

    Here are the key research-based principles for turning gratitude into a lasting habit, drawing from the GGSC’s new website, Greater Good in Action.

  • Why Are Some Children More Giving Than Others? Education, Family & Couples, Mind & Body, Altruism | June 29, 2015

    A new study finds the answer may lie with family income.

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    Can Neuroscience Help Tune Your Brain? Mind & Body, Happiness | June 26, 2015

    A new book explains why we sometimes seem to act against our own best interest—and what we can do to change course.

  • Just One Thing: Forgive Yourself Mind & Body, Forgiveness | June 25, 2015

    Everyone makes mistakes. But it takes skill to hush your inner critic!

  • Please Stop Interrupting Me! Family & Couples, Mind & Body, Mindfulness | June 24, 2015

    Why interruptions make us irritable, anxious, and unproductive.

  • The Dalai Lama and Daniel Goleman
    Can Compassion Change the World? Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Compassion | June 23, 2015

    Daniel Goleman talks with Greater Good about his new book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World.

  • Worshippers embrace following a group prayer across the street from the scene of a shooting Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
    Racism is Not a Mental Illness Big Ideas | June 22, 2015

    Many people argue that the white man who killed nine black people in Charleston must be mentally ill. What does the science suggest?

  • GGSC director Dacher Keltner
    How the GGSC Helped Turn Pixar “Inside Out” Family & Couples, Mind & Body | June 19, 2015

    Greater Good Science Center director Dacher Keltner provided scientific advice to Pixar's new family film.

  • Gratitude for Dad Family & Couples, Gratitude | June 18, 2015

    Inspired by the forthcoming book The Gratitude Diaries, 98 young filmmakers created "thank you" videos for their fathers. Here are the best!

  • Six Habits of Highly Empathic People Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Empathy | November 27, 2012

    We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.

  • How to Stop Attachment Insecurity from Ruining Your Love Life Family & Couples | February 13, 2014

    Do you have commitment, trust, and attachment issues? Science helped Meghan Laslocky—and it just might help you, too.

  • When Are You Sacrificing Too Much in Your Relationship? Family & Couples, Gratitude | August 15, 2012

    Close relationships require sacrifice. Here are seven questions to ask yourself before you give up too much.

  • How to Deal with Mean People Family & Couples, Compassion | April 15, 2013

    Hint: Don’t just turn the other cheek.

  • How Our Bodies React to Seeing Goodness Mind & Body, Altruism | May 12, 2015

    A new study maps what happens in our bodies and brains when we witness acts of kindness and compassion.

  • How to Focus a Wandering Mind Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Mindfulness | July 17, 2013

    New research reveals what happens in a wandering mind—and sheds light on the cognitive and emotional benefits of increased focus.

  • Four Great Gratitude Strategies Mind & Body, Gratitude | June 30, 2015

    Here are the key research-based principles for turning gratitude into a lasting habit, drawing from the GGSC’s new website, Greater Good in Action.

  • How to Trick Your Brain for Happiness Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Gratitude, Happiness, Mindfulness | September 26, 2011

    Rick Hanson explains how you can intentionally change your brain to create lasting happiness and well-being.

  • 20 Questions to Ask Your Father Family & Couples | June 10, 2013

    Print this list for Father’s Day—or for your next family dinner or gathering.

  • This Is Your Brain on Heartbreak Family & Couples, Mind & Body | February 15, 2013

    Why does getting dumped hurt physically? Meghan Laslocky explains where that feeling comes from, and what it's good for.

  • Six Habits of Highly Empathic People Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Empathy | November 27, 2012

    We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.

  • Juan Estey
    Why Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Compassion, Mindfulness | May 27, 2011

    Researcher Kristin Neff reveals the benefits of going easy on yourself: less anxiety, less conflict, and more peace of mind.

  • Surviving Betrayal Family & Couples | September 1, 2008

    Romantic betrayal is traumatizing, says psychologist Joshua Coleman. But couples can learn to trust again.

  • Arturo Bejar, a Facebook engineer who has been leading its “social reporting” project, speaking at Facebook’s second Compassion Research Day on July 11.
    Can Science Make Facebook More Compassionate? Big Ideas, Compassion, Empathy | July 25, 2012

    Facebook is confronting cyberbullying and online conflict. Can a team of researchers help boost kindness among the site's 900 million users?

  • Hands On Research: The Science of Touch Education, Family & Couples, Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Compassion | September 29, 2010

    Dacher Keltner explains how compassion is literally at our fingertips.

  • Six Habits of Highly Grateful People Big Ideas, Gratitude | November 20, 2013

    Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"

  • How to Focus a Wandering Mind Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Mindfulness | July 17, 2013

    New research reveals what happens in a wandering mind—and sheds light on the cognitive and emotional benefits of increased focus.

  • Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal Gratitude, Happiness | November 17, 2011

    Here's a way to be thankful all year long.

  • John Gottman on Trust and Betrayal Family & Couples | October 29, 2011

    The nation's top marriage expert explains why trust is essential to couples and communities--and how we can build it.

  • Children participating in the Mindful Schools program.
    Tips for Teaching Mindfulness to Kids Education, Family & Couples, Mind & Body, Mindfulness | May 13, 2010
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