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The Social Artist

By Jill Suttie | September 23, 2014

A new book argues that creativity can be—and often is—a social endeavor, rather than the work of a lone genius.

 
  

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Challenges to Gratitude

By Tom Gilovich | September 22, 2014
 

Challenges to Gratitude Research

By Alex Wood | September 22, 2014
 

Who is Happiest?

By Tchikima Davis | September 19, 2014

We present the initial results from our survey of students in our online course, "The Science of Happiness."

 

When Giving Thanks Can Backfire

By Amie M. Gordon | September 18, 2014
 

Cultivating Gratitude in a Consumerist Society

By Tom Gilovich | September 17, 2014
 

Can Gratitude Help People with Heart Disease?

By Jeff Huffman | September 17, 2014
 
Games and other playful activities were a key part of the Greater Good Science Center's Summer Institute for Educators, which develops key social-emotional learning skills.

How Social-Emotional Learning Transforms Classrooms

By Vicki Zakrzewski | September 16, 2014

SEL doesn't just change the teaching—it changes the teachers and the students. Here are their stories.

 

Mindfulness in Education Research Highlights

By Emily Campbell | September 16, 2014

An annotated bibliography of studies of mindfulness in education.

 

The Social Benefits of Gratitude

By Phil Watkins | September 15, 2014
 

Gratitude in Your Brain

By Christina Karns | September 15, 2014
 

How Does Gratitude Affect Health and Aging?

By Wendy Berry Mendes | September 12, 2014
 

The Gratitude Effect

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | September 12, 2014
 
Charlie Simpson, who is featured in Every Three Seconds.

Can Fighting Poverty Make You Happy?

By Jill Suttie | September 11, 2014

A Q&A with Daniel Karslake about his new film, Every Three Seconds.

 

Why Does Gratitude Matter?

By Robert Emmons | September 10, 2014
 

Prayer and Gratitude

By Jack Kornfield | September 9, 2014
 

Joy and Grace

By Jack Kornfield | September 9, 2014
 

Three Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Therapy

By Susan M. Pollak, Ronald D. Siegel,, Thomas Pedulla | September 8, 2014

More and more therapists are integrating moment-to-moment awareness into their practice. Here's why—and how.

 

Facing Difficulty with Gratitude

By Jack Kornfield | September 5, 2014
 

Jack Kornfield and Brother David at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit

By Jack Kornfield | September 5, 2014
 

Death and Gratitude

By Jack Kornfield | September 5, 2014
 

What is Love? What is Trust?

By Jack Kornfield | September 5, 2014
 

Six Skillful Ways to Deal with Disaster

By Linda Graham | September 4, 2014

Practical tools and resources for helping cope with the challenges and crises of our lives.

 

Can Suffering Lead to Success?

By Jill Suttie | September 3, 2014

A new book explores when trauma triggers growth—and when it doesn't.

 

Can Purpose Keep You Alive?

By Neil Si-Jia Zhang | August 27, 2014

Young people: Do you want to live longer? Try finding a sense of purpose in your life.

 

Eight Keys to End Bullying

By Signe Whitson | August 26, 2014

Can we stop bullying? Signe Whitson says yes—by consistently reaching out to both children who bully and those who are bullied.

 

Can Mindfulness Help Mothers of Severely Disabled Children?

By Summer Allen | August 25, 2014

A new study suggests a way to help the parents of children with autism and other developmental disorders.

 

How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination

By Linda Graham | August 20, 2014

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

 

What Makes a Happy Parent?

By Emily Nauman | August 19, 2014

Are parents really less happy than non-parents, as many recent books and studies have suggested? New research finds that the truth is surprising and complicated.

 
Chris Murchison and Monica Worline present at the 2014 GGSC SIE

Exploring the Science of Social-Emotional Learning

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 18, 2014

Our Summer Institute for Educators brought together almost 100 people from all over the world—to study, play, and connect with others who are striving to make a difference in students’ lives.

 
DeCapo Press, 2014, 268 pages

Taking on the Myth of the Spoiled Child

By Jill Suttie | August 14, 2014

A new book questions claims that today's kids are more spoiled and narcissistic than previous generations.

 

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Joshua Wolf Shenk on Creativity and the Powers of Two
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Joshua Wolf Shenk on Creativity and the Powers of Two

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