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Jeremy Adam Smith

Jeremy Adam Smith

 

Jeremy Adam Smith is producer and editor of the Greater Good Science Center’s website. He is also the author or coeditor of four books, including The Daddy Shift, Rad Dad, and The Compassionate Instinct. Before joining the GGSC, he was a 2010-11 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. You can follow him on Twitter!

 
 
  

Stories by Jeremy Adam Smith

Articles: Happiness Greatest Hits

By Jeremy Adam Smith | March 20, 2015

Today is the UN's International Day of Happiness! To celebrate, here's a list of some of our most illuminating and helpful happiness research, tools, and tips.

 

Articles: Mindfulness Helps You Feel Good about Helping

By Jeremy Adam Smith | January 26, 2015

A new study suggests how we can reap greater emotional rewards from helping others.

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2014

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Bianca Lorenz, Kira M. Newman, Lauren Klein, Lisa Bennett , Jason Marsh, Jill Suttie | December 26, 2014

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.

 
A boy stands outside his home following the devastating 2009  earthquake in Padang, Indonesia.

Articles: Can Giving Thanks Help Us Heal from Trauma?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 26, 2014

Two recent studies looked at the role of gratitude in helping survivors of violence in the Middle East and natural disaster in Asia.

 

Articles: Gratitude Greatest Hits

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 19, 2014

During the past three years, we've published dozens of articles and videos about the science of gratitude. Just in time for Thanksgiving, here are the best!

 

Articles: Three Benefits To Mindfulness at Work

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 17, 2014

Four new studies point toward three benefits to cultivating moment-to-moment awareness in the workplace.

 
Rodrigo Guzman and his parents in Mexico

Articles: How to Foster Empathy for Immigrants

By Jeremy Adam Smith | August 6, 2014

Why did a group of fourth graders rally in support of an undocumented classmate while the citizens of Murrieta, California, tried to stop immigrant children from entering their town?

 

Articles: Scientific Insights from the Greater Good Gratitude Summit

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 17, 2014

The Greater Good Science Center has sponsored dozens of researchers to expand the frontiers of knowledge about gratitude. On June 7, we brought them together.

 

Slide Presentation: Greater Good Gratitude Summit: Afternoon Sessions

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 7, 2014

These slides are from the afternoon sessions of the Greater Good Gratitude Summit.

 

Slide Presentation: Greater Good Gratitude Summit: Morning Sessions

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 7, 2014

These slides are from the morning sessions of the Greater Good Gratitude Summit.

 

Articles: Where to Find Love on Facebook

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | February 12, 2014

The GGSC worked with Facebook to develop a new type of emoticon. Can you guess which one proved most popular?

 
A child buys tickets at the Halloween-Día de los Muertos fundraiser for Junipero Serra Elementary in San Francisco.

Articles: Five Ways to Encourage Giving to Disadvantaged Public Schools

By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 6, 2014

Parent donations can widen inequities between public schools. What can we do to motivate affluent parents to charitably support all schools, not just their own?

 

Articles: Can Fostering Positive Emotions Help Stop Suicide?

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Devan Davison | January 15, 2014

Two new studies look at how gratitude, grit, and forgiveness can work together to cut suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

 
The Greater Good Science Center also popularizes the science of a meaningful life through conferences and seminars that feature researchers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, here speaking at the “Practicing Mindfulness and Compassion” conference in March.

Articles: The Year’s Most Popular Articles about the “Science of a Meaningful Life”

By Jeremy Adam Smith | January 1, 2014

We round up the most-read Greater Good articles from 2013—and point to 10 more you ought to consider reading.

 

Articles: Eight Inspiring Images from 2013

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2013

We remember acts of heroism, altruism, compassion, and forgiveness from the past year.

 

Articles: Six Habits of Highly Grateful People

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 20, 2013

Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"

 
The author and his son modeling their Halloween costumes.

Articles: Five Reasons Why Humans Need Halloween

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 30, 2013

Scientifically validated reasons to celebrate the scary things in life.

 
Susan T. Fiske speaks at Being Human 2013.

Articles: What Does Prejudice Reveal About What It Means to be Human?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 21, 2013

What happens when we define some people as more human than others? A Q&A with Susan Fiske about the new science of racism.

 

Articles: Five Surprising Ways Oxytocin Shapes Your Social Life

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 17, 2013

New research is finding that oxytocin doesn’t just bond us to mothers, lovers, and friends—it also seems to play a role in excluding others from that bond.

 

Articles: What’s Love Got to Do with the Brain?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 3, 2013

Poems and pop songs have a lot to say about love. But is it all nonsense? Helen Fisher looks at lyrics through a scientific lens.

 

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