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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

At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Nipun Mehta explores how we can help more people to embrace giving and gratitude.

Videos and Podcasts: Making Gratitude Viral

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 8, 2014

At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Nipun Mehta explores how we can help more people to embrace giving and gratitude.

 
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?

 
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how the adolescent brain prepares teens for adulthood.

Videos and Podcasts: The Purpose of the Teenage Brain

By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 22, 2014

Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how the adolescent brain prepares teens for adulthood.

 

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.

 
At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, three leading researchers—and one advocate—describe their cutting-edge insights into how to cultivate gratitude in couples, families, schools, and the workplace.

Videos and Podcasts: How to Cultivate Gratitude

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 7, 2014

At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, three leading researchers—and one advocate—describe their cutting-edge insights into how to cultivate gratitude in couples, families, schools, and the workplace.

 

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.

 

Articles: Can Patriotism Be Compassionate?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 2, 2013

Feeling ambivalent about the Fourth of July? New psychological research points to how we can feel authentic pride for our country—and still be citizens of the world.

 
During paternity leave, Stephen Hoffman had "a few dumb dad moments here and there, but I learned a lot about parenting."

Articles: Five Reasons Why It’s a Good Time to be a Dad

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 12, 2013

Feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? That may be a sign of progress, says Jeremy Adam Smith.

 

Articles: Five Ways to Cultivate Gratitude at Work

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 16, 2013

Americans are less likely to say "thanks" on the job than anywhere else, which hurts productivity and happiness. That needs to change.

 

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    Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.

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    October 1, 2014

    A new book explores what we know and don’t yet know about human nature and the role of the environment in shaping our moral character.

  

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