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Research Digest Items/Studies: Forgiveness and Conflict Resolution in Marriage
Research Digest Items/Studies: Forgiveness in Marriage: Implications
Research Digest Items/Studies: In Search of a Common Core
Research Digest Items/Studies: Forgiveness in Marriage: Putting the Benefits into Context
Research Digest Items/Studies: Interpersonal Forgiving in Close Relationships
Research Digest Items/Studies: Forgiveness in Marriage: Current Status and Future Directions
Research Digest Items/Studies: Forgiveness in Marriage
Research Digest Items/Studies: Longitudinal Relations Between Forgiveness and Conflict Resolution in Marriage
Articles: Just One Thing: Hush the Inner CriticBy Rick Hanson | August 22, 2012
Messing up is easy, says Rick Hanson. But forgiving yourself takes practice.
Close relationships require sacrifice. Here are seven questions to ask yourself before you give up too much.
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s “Having it All” essay in this month's The Atlantic raises important questions about men, women... and gratitude.
Articles: Are Married People Happier?By Stacey Kennelly | June 6, 2012
A new study suggests that getting hitched is good for our happiness.
Articles: Why People Are Not FeetBy Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | June 4, 2012
What's the best way to help build the resilience of loved ones? Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton says care, not tough love, is the key.
Articles: How to Spot an AbuserBy Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | April 12, 2012
Do you sometimes mistake psychological abuse for compatibility? Look to friends for help.
In a time of toxic stress, Maurice J. Elias says it's time for parents to support each other's emotional development.
A new study says that there's a right way and a wrong way to put your partner on a pedestal.
Articles: The Power of Self-CompassionBy Jason Marsh | March 14, 2012
Kristin Neff discusses how self-compassion differs from self-esteem, why self-compassion can be hard for Americans, and the transformative effect it had on her own life--part of Greater Good's podcast series.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Does Heartbreak Really Hurt?
Articles: The Beloved MovementBy Jeremy Adam Smith | February 14, 2012
A new movement of wedding photographers applies psychological insights to foster healthy relationships.
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.
Results from the Greater Good "Love of Humanity" quiz.
A Q&A with visionary educator John Hunter, creator of the World Peace Game.
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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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