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Research Reviews

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Research on the Science of Forgiveness: An Annotated Bibliography

By Adam Cohen | October 1, 2004

Summaries of research on forgiveness, peace, and well-being.

 
  

Past Stories

Research on the Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: An Annotated Bibliography

By Christine Carter | September 1, 2004

Just how much can parents influence the happiness of their children? Read this discussion of what research has to say.

 

Research on Getting Along Across Differences: An Annotated Bibliography

By Shahla Maghzi | August 1, 2004

A summary of scientific evidence related to cross-race friendships and romantic relationships.

 

Research on Cross-Race Relationships: An Annotated Bibliography

By Elizabeth Page-Gould | July 1, 2004

A summary of scientific evidence related to cross-race friendships and romantic relationships.

 

Research on Buddhist Conceptions of Compassion: An Annotated Bibliography

By Jennifer Goetz | June 1, 2004

How do Buddhist and Western notions of compassion differ? Read summaries of research comparing the two traditions.

 

Compassion & Empathy Research: An Annotated Bibliography

By Jennifer Goetz | May 1, 2004

What has scientific inquiry revealed about compassion? Read summaries of the most intriguing research to date.

 

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  • How SEL and Mindfulness Can Work Together

    April 7, 2015

    When taught together, social-emotional learning and mindfulness can have even greater impact on both individuals and the world around us.

  • Why You Should Love Thy Coworker

    April 6, 2015

    A new study suggests that fostering compassion among health care workers might improve the quality of patient care.

  • How to Help Teens Find Purpose

    April 16, 2015

    Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.

  

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The Science of Happiness at Cal Day
101 Morgan Hall, UC Berkeley
April 18, 2015


The Science of Happiness at Cal Day

At this talk, neuroscientist Emiliana Simon-Thomas will lead you through the latest research on happiness—and offer research-based practices for emotional well-being.


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The Path to Purpose By William Damon Looks at how children are hampered in their search for meaning, and how concerned adults can help them find it.

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"It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all."  
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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