A new study offers the first evidence that chimps imitate each other's laughter. Learn why this is research you should keep in mind at your next business meeting.
A recent study suggests the answer is more complicated than we think.
A study suggests that a single word can compel us to help others.
Evidence that our brain size is linked to the size of our social networks.
A recent study suggests that a hunger for status can make us go green.
Believe it or not, a new study suggests young kids have a strong tendency to cooperate.
A look at lovers' brains suggests passion and romance can last for decades.
If you want to help your partner deal with a problem, try to act invisible.
A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.
A recent study suggests how our generosity is influenced by our genes.
Refuting the management experts, a recent study suggests employees should be free to decorate their own workspaces.
A new study suggests feeling in love can bring us pain relief.
A new study offers an important tip to anyone looking for forgiveness.
New research suggests the rich have a hard time reading others' emotions.
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.
A Q&A with visionary educator John Hunter, creator of the World Peace Game.
An essay in this week’s New Yorker argues that we don't have enough empathy to go around. But new research says we can keep renewing and expanding our feeling for others.
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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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