A new book from Richard Davidson and Sharon Begley reveals how to train our brains for health and happiness.
Two new books explore the appeal of mindfulness to North Americans.
A review of Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson's The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind.
A review of Wired For Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship
Three new books explore psychological change and the science of decision-making.
Marianne LaFrance's Lip Service reveals the high stakes behind our smiles.
A new book provides 50 tips to help busy people improve their health, one step at a time.
Andrew Weil's new book, Spontaneous Happiness, contains important advice. But are his suggestions supported by research?
Jill Suttie reviews the new book from Buddha's Brain author Rick Hanson.
A review of David Sloan Wilson's The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time.
The psychologist's latest book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, is essential reading for any reader of Greater Good.
Two new books explore the far-reaching science of cooperation.
A round-up of recent books: The Science of Trust, The Comfort Garden, and Applied Positive Psychology.
A review of Martin Seligman’s latest book, Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being.
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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