by Len Fisher
Basic Books, 2008, 288 pages
by Len Fisher
by Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener
Wiley-Blackwell, 2008, 304 pages
by John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick
W.W. Norton & Company, 2008, 317 pages
by George E. Vaillant
Broadway Books, 2008, 228 pages
By Samuel P. Oliner, assisted by Piotr Olaf Zylicz
Paragon House, 2008, 328 pages
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
By Dan Ariely
Harper Collins, 2008, 304 pages
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
By Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein
Yale University Press, 2008, 304 pages
Times Books, 2008, 288 pages
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
By John J. Ratey, with Eric Hagerman, Little, Brown and Company, 2008, 304 pages
Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct
By Michael McCullough, Jossey-Bass, 2008, 320 pages
The Cure Within: A history of mind-body medicine
By Anne Harrington, W. W. Norton, 2008, 354 pages
The Wise Heart: A guide to the universal teachings of Buddhist Psychology
By Jack Kornfield, Bantam Books, 2008, 448 pages
Three new books explore the upsides of sadness and the downsides of happiness.
The Path to Purpose: Helping our children find their calling in life
By William Damon
Free Press, 2008, 240 pages
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.
New research suggests that cutting back on life’s pleasures helps us enjoy them significantly more.
A new documentary reveals the power of mindfulness and neuroplasticity. Bay Area residents can catch a screening tonight at Stanford University.
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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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- "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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