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How Awe Makes Us Generous

By Adam Hoffman | August 3, 2015

A new study finds that feeling small in nature makes us more generous to other humans.

 
  

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Gratitude Journal: Let’s Hear It For Laughter!

By Janine Kovac | January 20, 2012

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Stopping Teacher Burnout

By Margaret Cullen | January 19, 2012

The SMART-in-Education program helps teachers cope with rising academic demands and falling budgets.

 

Podcast: Dieting and Shame

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | January 19, 2012

Mindful ways to make healthy lifestyle changes

 

Dieting and Shame

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | January 19, 2012
 

How Childcare Boosts Social Capital

By Meera Lee Sethi | January 18, 2012

New research says mothers using childcare can reap social, psychological, and financial rewards.

 

My Aging Mom Bod

By Christine Carter | January 18, 2012

If I love my body at 40, will she love hers at 14?

 

When Gossip is Good

By Yasmin Anwar | January 17, 2012

Gossip isn’t all bad — new study finds its social and psychological benefits

 
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Gratitude Journal: Remembering Our Loved Ones

By Janine Kovac | January 13, 2012

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Not Too Thin, Not Too Fat

By Christine Carter | January 12, 2012

How to raise healthy, happy kids.

 
Positive Psychology Press, 2011, 260 pages.

Smarts and Stamina

By Jill Suttie | January 12, 2012

A new book provides 50 tips to help busy people improve their health, one step at a time.

 

Podcast: Why Not to Diet

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | January 12, 2012

Want to lose weight? Please don't diet to do it.

 

Do Rats Feel Empathy?

By Marc Bekoff | January 12, 2012

A new study finds rats prefer helping others over eating sweets. What does that mean for the way we treat animals?

 

Why Not to Diet

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | January 12, 2012
 

Podcast: Getting Homework Done

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | January 10, 2012

Avoiding power struggles and tears during homework time

 

How Not to Have a Breakdown

By Christine Carter | January 9, 2012

Four tips to get more done in less time.

 

Gratitude Journal: The Light Around Us

By Janine Kovac | January 6, 2012

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Podcast: Tips for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | January 5, 2012

Once we make our resolutions, how do we keep them?

 

Tips for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | January 5, 2012
 

Reflecting on Your Basic Goodness

By Richard J. Davidson | January 4, 2012

A neuroscientist suggests an alternative to the New Year’s resolution.

 

Getting Kids to Listen—Without Nagging!

By Christine Carter | January 4, 2012
 
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Video: Getting Kids to Listen—Without Nagging!

By Christine Carter | January 4, 2012

Wouldn't it be nice to ask just once?

 

A New Year’s Resolution: Find Yourself Some Trouble

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | January 3, 2012

What socks can teach us about intelligence and overcoming challenges.

 

Please Quit Your Diet, Now

By Christine Carter | January 2, 2012

It may be hurting your child.

 

Fox News: GGSC Fellow Study is “Junk”

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 30, 2011

New media coverage of our research ranges from the helpful to the political.

 

Gratitude Journal: Family Love

By Janine Kovac | December 30, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Podcast: Making New Year’s Resolutions?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 29, 2011

Tips for making resolutions that we can keep

 

Making New Year’s Resolutions?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | December 29, 2011
 

Please Support the Greater Good Science Center!

By Christine Carter | December 26, 2011
 
The"WALL OF GRATITUDE" at Coastal Ridge Elementary

Gratitude Journal: “Wall of Gratitude”

By Janine Kovac | December 23, 2011

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Oxytocin: The Holiday Hormone

By Melissa Janson | December 22, 2011

New study: People give more when under the influence of oxytocin.

 

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