Stories for... Managers
Articles: Beyond the Tipping PointBy Pelin Kesebir | June 30, 2010
A review of Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Articles: Quiet JusticeBy Charles Halpern | June 29, 2010
Meditating lawyers? It's no joke. Charles Halpern has been leading a movement to promote empathy and mindfulness in the practice of law.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Promote Healthy Choices
Research Digest Items/Studies: Resilience and Workplace Well-Being
Research Digest Items/Studies: Moral Behavior and Time Perception
Research Digest Items/Studies: When are People More Likely to Share?
Articles: Five Steps to Happiness at WorkBy Timothy Sharp | July 1, 2009
Australian positive psychologist Timothy Sharp—otherwise known as "Dr. Happy"—asked 50 people a simple question: What do you consider to be the top three contributors to happiness at work? Their answers provide food for thought to managers and employees alike.
Articles: Working for HappinessBy Alex Frankel | July 1, 2009
Some workplaces are happier than others. Journalist Alex Frankel tried to discover why.
Articles: Book Review: HappinessBy Christine Carter | Winter 2009
by Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener
Wiley-Blackwell, 2008, 304 pages
Articles: Rising TogetherBy Jennifer A. Chatman | Summer 2008
Jennifer A. Chatman explains how companies can fight prejudice in the workplace.
Articles: The Power ParadoxBy Dacher Keltner | Winter 2007-08
True power requires modesty and empathy, not force and coercion, argues Dacher Keltner. But what people want from leaders—social intelligence—is what is damaged by the experience of power.
Articles: Power SicknessBy Eve Ekman | Winter 2007-08
Feeling powerless harms our health, reports Eve Ekman. What can we do about it?
Articles: Little DictatorBy Pete Simpson | Winter 2007-08
The psychology of power: A story of power
Most of the time, gratitude is good. But research finds that there are situations when "thank you" may be the wrong response.
It's easy to feel grateful when life is good, says Robert Emmons. But when disaster strikes, gratitude is worth the effort.
Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
Results from the Greater Good "Love of Humanity" quiz.
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University of California, Berkeley
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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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