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
A new study suggests how we can reap greater emotional rewards from helping others.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
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 HitsBy 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 WorkBy Jeremy Adam Smith | November 17, 2014
Four new studies point toward three benefits to cultivating moment-to-moment awareness in the workplace.
Articles: How to Foster Empathy for ImmigrantsBy 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?
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 SessionsBy 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 SessionsBy 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 FacebookBy 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?
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?
Two new studies look at how gratitude, grit, and forgiveness can work together to cut suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
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 2013By 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 PeopleBy 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!"
Articles: Five Reasons Why Humans Need HalloweenBy Jeremy Adam Smith | October 30, 2013
Scientifically validated reasons to celebrate the scary things in life.
What happens when we define some people as more human than others? A Q&A with Susan Fiske about the new science of racism.
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.
New studies are suggesting that music can be more powerful than medication.
Why would human evolution have given us music? New research says the answer may lie in our drive to connect.
True happiness and satisfaction are found in balance, says Christine Carter, not in the unyielding pursuit of an impossible ideal.
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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
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- 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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