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Jill Suttie

Jill Suttie

 

Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good‘s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.

 
 
  

Stories by Jill Suttie

Templeton Press, 2014, 264 pages

Articles: How to Make Grateful Kids

By Jill Suttie | April 15, 2014

A new book argues that parents can foster gratitude in kids—but it takes effort and time.

 

Articles: How Social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy

By Jill Suttie | March 14, 2014

As we age, we tend to shed family and friends—which can hurt our mental and physical health. How can we design communities for seniors that facilitate social connections?

 
Knopf, 2014, 242 pages

Articles: When Empathy Fails

By Jill Suttie | March 4, 2014

Humans brains are very attuned to what others are thinking, feeling, and planning—but a new book explores when our “mindreading” powers can lead us astray.

 

Articles: Is a Happy Life Different from a Meaningful One?

By Jill Suttie, Jason Marsh | February 25, 2014

A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.

 

Articles: When is Parenting All Joy and No Fun?

By Jill Suttie | February 20, 2014

A new book explores why contemporary parenthood can be so stressful—and at the same time so meaningful.

 
James Fallon (far right) with his wife, daughters, and son.

Articles: Can a Psychopath Learn to Feel Your Pain?

By Jill Suttie | February 4, 2014

Neuroscientist James Fallon discusses the psychopathic brain, prospects for detection and treatment, and his own struggles to feel empathy and compassion for others.

 

Articles: Six Books We Overlooked in 2013

By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | January 7, 2014

Good books about the science of meaningful life that we wish we had reviewed last year!

 
Basic Books, 2013, 268 pages

Articles: What if You Can Judge a Book by its Cover?

By Jill Suttie | December 27, 2013

A new book explores the mind’s powers of split-second social observation.

 
To learn more, read this Q&A with Daniel Goleman about Focus in Greater Good!

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2013

By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Marsh | December 16, 2013

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

 
Crown, 2013, 374 pages

Articles: Why Are We So Wired to Connect?

By Jill Suttie | December 2, 2013

A new book outlines the evidence for the primacy of social connections in our lives, and presents guidelines improving workplaces, schools, and personal well-being.

 

Articles: Why You Should Sleep Your Way to the Top

By Jill Suttie | December 1, 2013

Many Americans are against sleep, equating it with laziness. But one of the world's leading experts on sleep says that's hurting our relationships and our ability to solve problems.

 
Joshua Greene's new book, Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Penguin Press, 432 pages, 2013)

Articles: How to Close the Gap Between Us and Them

By Jill Suttie | November 7, 2013

A Q&A with Moral Tribes author Joshua Greene about emotion, reason, and conflict.

 
Basic Books, 2013, 397 pages.

Articles: Who is Gifted?

By Jill Suttie | October 22, 2013

A new book argues that other factors, besides IQ, are important in academic success and in life.

 
Harper, 2013, 320 pages

Articles: Are We Losing Our Focus?

By Jill Suttie | October 9, 2013

In a new book, Daniel Goleman argues that focus leads to greater happiness, better relationships, and increased productivity.

 
Beacon Press, 2013, 224 pages

Articles: Should Your Doctor Care About You?

By Jill Suttie | October 4, 2013

A new book explains the role emotions play in medical care.

 

Articles: A Healthier Kind of Happiness

By Jill Suttie | September 10, 2013

Happiness and good health seem to go together. But according to a new study, not all forms of happiness are created equal.

 
Current (the Penguin Group), 2013, 225 pages

Articles: Where Do Heroes Come From?

By Jill Suttie | August 28, 2013

Why do some of us make sacrifices for others? A new book explores the science of selflessness.

 
SharpBrains, Inc, 2013, 284 pages

Articles: How to Keep Your Brain Sharp

By Jill Suttie | July 30, 2013

A new book explores how to optimize brain health through all the stages of life.

 
W. W. Norton & Company, 2013, 304 pages

Articles: Finding Morality in Animals

By Jill Suttie | July 9, 2013

Two new books explore research on animals to better understand the roots of human morality and challenge human specialness.

 
Daniel Goleman and Tara Bennett-Goleman

Articles: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart

By Jill Suttie | June 19, 2013

Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman explain the science behind "mind whispering"—a technique for overcoming self-defeating habits of mind.

 

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