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Jeremy Adam Smith

Jeremy Adam Smith

 

Jeremy Adam Smith edits the GGSC’s online magazine, Greater Good, and helps launch new products like Thnx4.org and Greater Good in Action. He is the author of The Daddy Shift, which the San Francisco Chronicle calls “amazing” and the New York Times praises as “a chronicle of a time that he predicts we will look back upon as the start of permanent change.” He also co-edited the collection Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood, as well as two Greater Good anthologies, Are We Born Racist? and The Compassionate Instinct.

Jeremy’s coverage of racial and economic segregation in San Francisco schools has won numerous honors, most recently the 2014 Sigma Delta Chi Award for investigative reporting and John Swett Award from the California Teachers Association. His articles and essays have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Utne Reader, The Nation, Mindful, Shambhala Sun, Wired, and many other periodicals, websites, and books. Jeremy has also been interviewed by The Today Show, the New York Times, USA Today, Salon.com, Working Mother, Nightline, ABC News, NBC News, the Globe and Mail, and numerous NPR shows about parenting and education. Before joining the GGSC, Jeremy was a 2010-11 John S. Knight Journalism fellow at Stanford University.

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Stories by Jeremy Adam Smith

Articles: Can Sexting Increase Relationship Satisfaction?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | September 1, 2016

The research to date says yes—but only in certain conditions.

 

Articles: How to Stop the Racist in You

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | July 27, 2016

The new science of bias suggests that we all carry prejudices within ourselves—and we all have the tools to keep them in check.

 

Articles: How Nature Helps Fathers Nurture

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Summer Allen | June 15, 2016

What biological forces could help explain why some fathers are more involved with children than others?

 

Articles: The Science of the Story

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 8, 2016

We know in our gut when we’re hearing a good story—and research is starting to explain why.

 

Articles: The Benefits of Feeling Awe

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 30, 2016

We talk with a researcher and a veteran at UC Berkeley to try to understand the impact of awe on well-being.

 

Articles: Three Ways to Make a Teacher Feel Appreciated

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 2, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week is here, not a moment too soon. How can parents and students help teachers to see their own strengths?

 

Articles: How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

By Summer Allen, Jeremy Adam Smith | March 17, 2016

New research provides a whole new understanding of the brain's amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.

 

Articles: How to Pick a President without Being Sexist

By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 24, 2016

As Americans interview candidates for president, how can they make sure gender bias doesn't get in the way of hiring the right one?

 
Hillary Rodham Clinton

Articles: Women, Power, and Hillary Clinton

By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 24, 2016

Research suggests that Clinton’s election could increase women’s political power—but they’ll face the same pitfalls as their male counterparts.

 

Articles: The Subversive Power of the Kiss

By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 11, 2016

A new wave of studies suggests that the rise of romantic kissing is linked to the changing roles of women.

 

Articles: How Fear Hurts Us

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 30, 2015

In the wake of terrorist attacks, American politicians are stoking fear of Muslims. But there's another, better way to respond to violence, argues Jeremy Adam Smith

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2015

By Jason Marsh, Kirra Dickinson, Kira M. Newman, Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2015

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

 
Read our review of Modern Romance.

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015

By Jill Suttie, Diana Divecha, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 15, 2015

Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.

 

Articles: May Mindfulness Be With You

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 14, 2015

Jeremy Adam Smith finds common ground with his son in the philosophy of Star Wars.

 

Articles: Mindfulness at Work is Not Mind Control

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 2, 2015

A chorus of criticism has grown alongside mindfulness at work programs. But do they throw the mindful baby out with the corporate bath water?

 

Articles: Five Ways to Build Caring Community on Social Media

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 20, 2015

In the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris, it's time to ask what behaviors might support other people's well-being on social media.

 

Articles: Ten Questions to Ask about Scientific Studies

By Jeremy Adam Smith | September 8, 2015

Never take a study at face value, including one you read about in Greater Good!

 

Articles: What is the Relationship Between Stress and Empathy?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | August 13, 2015

A recent Greater Good article about anxiety and empathy triggered controversy among readers. But what does the science say?

 
Caitlyn Jenner (left, on the cover of Vanity Fair) won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award from ESPN. This triggered a social media uproar, with many arguing that it should have gone to U.S. Army veteran Noah Galloway (right), an athlete who lost an arm and a leg in Iraq.

Articles: When Courage Goes Bad

By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 16, 2015

Who gets to be brave? Researcher Cynthia Pury argues that courage is very much in the eye of the beholder.

 
Worshippers embrace following a group prayer across the street from the scene of a shooting Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.

Articles: Racism is Not a Mental Illness

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 22, 2015

Many people argue that the white man who killed nine black people in Charleston must be mentally ill. What does the science suggest?

 

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