A new study suggests people are happier when they take time to appreciate the good things in life.
A new study of twins sheds light on the complex links between biology and happiness.
A new study suggests even toddlers are motivated by compassion rather than the desire to get credit for good deeds.
A new study suggests it does, at least when practiced in a group.
A new study suggests that getting hitched is good for our happiness.
A recent study suggests boys who do poorly in school are more attracted to violent video games—and violent behavior.
A recent study offers striking evidence of how nurturing parenting early in a child’s life promotes their healthy development.
In three experiments co-sponsored by the GGSC, scientists found that compassion drove less religious people to be more generous.
A recent study suggests we can learn to regulate and manage our emotions even after we’re reached adulthood.
A new study suggests the hidden costs of callousness.
A new study suggests they do, even before they’re two years old.
A new study shows how the Cultivating Emotional Balance program can help teachers (and the rest of us) reduce stress and cultivate compassion.
Seven separate studies by GGSC-affiliated researchers find that upper-class people are more likely to break laws and social customs.
New research suggests the care we receive as infants affects the quality of our relationships as adults.
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.
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.
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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