How to Get Mad

Anger is a tool that helps us read and respond to upsetting social situations. But can you stop it from getting out of hand?


Plus: The internal battle between success and compassion.

 
 
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    The Three Components of Self-Compassion Mind & Body, Compassion, Mindfulness | October 21, 2014

    Kristin Neff, the world’s leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program, explains the core features of self-compassion.

  • Social Connection in “The Science of Happiness” Big Ideas, Happiness | October 21, 2014

    Our online course has registered more than 110,000 students. Which of them feel most connected to other people?

  • Can you spot anger in another person? <strong>Take our <a href=“http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/ei_quiz/”>emotional intelligence quiz</a>! </strong>
    The Right Way to Get Angry Family & Couples, Work & Career, Mind & Body, Mindfulness | October 20, 2014

    Anger is a tool that helps us read and respond to upsetting social situations. But how can you stop it from getting out of hand?

  • The Battle Between Success and Compassion Education, Family & Couples, Compassion | October 17, 2014

    If adults want to raise caring kids, research suggests they might need to start by examining the mixed messages they’re sending to kids.

  • Studies say that kindness makes you more physically attractive…even in high school!
    Is Kindness Physically Attractive? Family & Couples, Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Altruism | October 15, 2014

    A new study suggests that strengthening the content of your character can make you beautiful.

  • Do We Need God to Feel Awe? Big Ideas | October 9, 2014

    New studies are exploring the scientific basis for feelings of reverence and wonder.

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    Making Gratitude Viral Big Ideas, Gratitude, Altruism | October 8, 2014

    At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Nipun Mehta explores how we can help more people to embrace giving and gratitude.

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    Cultivating Gratitude in the Workplace Work & Career, Gratitude | October 6, 2014

    In this presentation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Chris Murchison describes his efforts to create an organizational culture at HopeLab that values learning, innovation, and the well-being of its employees.

  • When Does Power Hurt Romance? Family & Couples, Empathy | October 2, 2014

    Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.

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    What is a Good Life? Family & Couples, Mind & Body, Big Ideas, Altruism | October 1, 2014

    A new book explores what we know and don’t yet know about human nature and the role of the environment in shaping our moral character.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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

    Hint: Don’t just turn the other cheek.

  • How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination Mind & Body, Compassion | August 20, 2014

    A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.

  • Surviving Betrayal Family & Couples | September 1, 2008

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Four Ways Teachers Can Show They Care Education | September 18, 2012

    Research suggests caring relationships with teachers help students do better in school and act more kindly toward others.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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?

  • Surviving Betrayal Family & Couples | September 1, 2008

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

  • 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.

  • The Compassionate Instinct Big Ideas, Altruism, Compassion | March 1, 2004

    Think humans are born selfish? Think again. Dacher Keltner reveals the compassionate side to human nature.

  • A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way Mind & Body, Empathy, Mindfulness | February 9, 2011

    A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.

  • 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.

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