According to a new study, we don’t have to feel good all the time in order to live a fulfilling life.
A new study suggests that teens may cope with stress better when they're around peers, rather than adults.
According to a new study, we overestimate how well we can read emotions in other people's faces.
According to a new study, your gratitude journal could be more powerful if you also express that gratitude to others.
A new study examines how different practices benefit people who worry a lot.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
According to a new paper, the health care industry could serve patients better by paying more attention to psychology.
New studies reveal how different policies affect parental well-being—and what obstacles we face in bringing them to America.
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
For African-American students, storytelling skills directly predict their early reading skills.
A new study suggests that when dogs are around, groups are closer, more cooperative, and more trusting.
A new study suggests that promoting empathy and cross-group friendships in children can buffer against the negative effects of parental and peer biases.
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According to a new study, training teachers in mindfulness can affect the whole climate of the classroom.
A new review of many studies suggests that our personality isn't as unchangeable as we think.
Do you see happiness as within your control to improve? A new study has linked this belief to empathy.
According to a new study, experiencing adversity may contribute to politically polarized attitudes.
New research suggests that there are some unique social benefits to partner meditation.
According to a new study, students perform better when teachers share in their joy.
A new study suggests preschoolers can "catch" prejudice from grown-ups through nonverbal behavior—and it hints at solutions.
According to a new study, the relationship between happiness and personality is more complex than we thought.
New research finds levels of empathy vary considerably from state to state — and living among empathic neighbors improves quality of life.
A new study suggests that compassion training may buffer against the detrimental effects of high-stress medical training, particularly for those prone to depression.
According to a new study, reminiscing about certain types of experiences could boost your well-being.
According to a new study, our sexual priorities change as we age and that keeps our sex lives satisfying.
A wave of studies in 2016 suggest that masculine ideals can hurt men's physical and mental health. But they also hint at a healthier aspiration for men.
According to a new study, changing your perspective may be helpful in some situations—but not others.
A new study suggests that self-compassion makes you hold yourself to a higher standard of morality.
We can be fooled by androids like Maeve in the TV show Westworld, but not so much in real life, a new study suggests.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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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"
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Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
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