A review of Martin Seligman’s latest book, Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being.
A review of Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality.
Greater Good’s book review editor examines The Social Animal, by David Brooks.
A review of The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty.
A review of The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human
Two new books try to help us cultivate mindfulness, even in trying circumstances.
A round-up of recent books: Join the Club and The Worry Solution.
A round-up of recent books on the effects new technologies have on our emotional lives.
A review of Karen Armstrong's 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life.
A review of Is There Anything Good about Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men.
A round-up of recent books on happiness and innovative approaches in therapy.
A review of Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness and The Mindful Child
A review of How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
A review of The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
A giant in the field of social psychology draws on five decades of teaching and research to reveal the secrets of a fulfilling life to today's graduating seniors.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
Feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? That may be a sign of progress, says Jeremy Adam Smith.
Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman explain the science behind "mind whispering"—a technique for overcoming self-defeating habits of mind.
Studies show giving makes people happy, and happiness makes people give--but not always. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton offer three ways to help people feel good about giving.
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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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- "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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