In his new book Dreamland, David K. Randall reveals the scientific and personal importance of sleep—and provides some tips to get more of it.
A new book argues that markets have a place—but it's not in hospitals, daycare centers, schools, or families.
A new book argues that mindfulness can help women (and their partners) navigate pregnancy and childbirth.
A new book explores what makes you optimistic or pessimistic—and how to build optimism as a skill.
Two new books explore how to curb bullying in the classroom and online.
A new book argues that the success of an economic system may lie with the hormone oxytocin.
A new book explores how stories make us human.
A new books explores what happens when corporations turn compassion into a commodity.
Do extroverts rule the world? A new book makes the case for some alone time.
A new book reveals how understanding the way your brain works can help you control anger and aggression.
Jonathan Haidt's new book tries to help liberals and conservatives understand each other. But does he succeed?
A new book by Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) tries to make mindfulness as American as apple pie.
A new book about acts of conscience lends insight to The Hunger Games phenomenon.
What's the basis of a good life? Jill Suttie reviews three new books about happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.
Results from the Greater Good "Love of Humanity" quiz.
A Q&A with visionary educator John Hunter, creator of the World Peace Game.
Greater Good Events
University of California, Berkeley
Clark Kerr Campus
Friday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute will equip educators with social-emotional learning tools that will benefit both students and teachers. Registration is now closed.
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Greater Good Resources
- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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