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Courtney Martin

What Can Americans Dream Now?

By Jenara Nerenberg | December 9, 2016

We talk with Courtney Martin about building a future that prioritizes social connection and sharing over competition and ownership.

 
  

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Raising Forgiving Kids

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 29, 2012
 

November Raising Happiness Newsletter & Blog Recap

By Christine Carter | November 28, 2012
 

An Awesome Way to Make Kids Less Self-Absorbed

By Vicki Zakrzewski | November 28, 2012

Research suggests that experiencing awe helps kids focus less on themselves and more on the world around them.

 

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

By Roman Krznaric | November 27, 2012

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

 

What Teens Need

By Christine Carter | November 26, 2012

Sometimes, they need carefully calibrated danger

 

Why Gratitude Works

By Christine Carter | November 20, 2012

Gratitude seems hokey to some. But in a new video, Christine Carter explains why "thank you" is so important to happiness and life satisfaction.

 

How to Foster Gratitude in Schools

By Jeffrey Froh, Giacomo Bono | November 19, 2012

When students are thankful, they feel more connected to their schools and teachers, explain researchers Jeffrey J. Froh and Giacomo Bono.

 

Gratitude Research: Why Bother?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 19, 2012

Critics say gratitude is unworthy of scientific study, and shouldn't be promoted in schools. We disagree!

 

Preventing Holiday Fatigue

By Christine Carter | November 19, 2012

Gratitude is the key to happiness--especially when we are busy and stressed.

 

Gratitude Journal: Thanksgiving Traditions

By Janine Kovac | November 16, 2012

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Why Gratitude Works

By Christine Carter | November 15, 2012
 

Podcast: Giving Thanks

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 15, 2012

Helping kids understand the value of gratitude

 

Giving Thanks

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 15, 2012
 

Just One Thing: See Good Intentions

By Rick Hanson | November 14, 2012

In recognizing the positive intentions in others, says Rick Hanson, we feel safer, more supported, and happier.

 

November Education Newsletter

By Vicki Zakrzewski | November 14, 2012

Want round-ups of recent Greater Good Education posts delivered to your email Inbox? Sign up for our education newsletter!

 

What’s So Magical about Magical Thinking?

By Jill Suttie | November 13, 2012

A new book argues that humans have evolved for superstition—and that it can provide some mental and physical health benefits.

 

Holiday Gratitude Traditions

By Christine Carter | November 12, 2012

Tis the season to foster gratitude in kids

 

Holiday Gratitude Traditions

By Christine Carter | November 12, 2012
 

Gratitude Journal: Remembering Our Loved Ones

By Janine Kovac | November 9, 2012

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Podcast: Working on the Weekend?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 8, 2012

Finding ways to reduce stress and anxiety over the weekend

 

Working on the Weekend?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 8, 2012
 
Jonathan Haidt

How Science Can Heal a Divided Electorate

By Jason Marsh | November 7, 2012

How can both parties work together after President Obama's re-election? Psychologist Jonathan Haidt offers some hard advice for liberals and conservatives.

 

How to Help Students Develop Hope

By Vicki Zakrzewski | November 6, 2012

According to research, hope is key to academic achievement--and it's a skill students can develop over time. Here's how.

 

The Kids Are Not Alright

By Christine Carter | November 5, 2012

Do you think you worry too much about your children? Too little? How much is enough?

 

Gratitude Journal: Happy Halloween!

By Janine Kovac | November 2, 2012

Contribute to our community gratitude journal.

 

Podcast: Do You Have Enough Friends?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 1, 2012

A new study quantifies the importance of adult friendship

 

Do You Have Enough Friends?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 1, 2012
 

How to Harness the Positive Power of Negative Thinking

By Oliver Burkeman | October 31, 2012

Can visualizing death make you happier? Research says yes. Here are four surprising ways to harness the power of negativity.

 
An elementary-level student's drawing depicting how the student felt while taking a standardized test.

Why Teacher Ratings Hurt Schools and Students

By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 30, 2012

The Los Angeles Times is suing for "value-added" assessments of teachers. Here's why they may do more harm than good.

 

October Raising Happiness Newsletter & blog recap

By Christine Carter | October 29, 2012
 

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