Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good‘s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.
Stories by Jill Suttie
Articles: It’s Our Job to Rescue Kids from BurnoutBy Jill Suttie | February 4, 2016
A new book argues that overscheduling and overtesting our kids isn't helping them learn better—and is hurting their health and happiness.
Articles: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You KinderBy Jill Suttie | January 25, 2016
New research suggests that people who have experienced greater adversity are more empathic.
Articles: Why Parents Sing to BabiesBy Jill Suttie | January 19, 2016
Are we born to sing? New research suggests that music is critical to emotional and social development.
Articles: Don’t Let Your Mind Be Your Worst EnemyBy Jill Suttie | January 13, 2016
Two new books reveal the inner workings of human psychology--biases, rationalizations, and all.
Articles: Against Mindless EatingBy Jill Suttie | January 8, 2016
A new book helps us to truly savor our treats without going overboard.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015By 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: How to Live an Intentional LifeBy Jill Suttie | December 11, 2015
A new book applies the principles of modern design to creating a mindful, healthy, and purposeful life.
Articles: How Smartphones Are Killing ConversationBy Jill Suttie | December 7, 2015
A Q&A with MIT professor Sherry Turkle about her new book, Reclaiming Conversation.
A new study finds that focusing on the group as a teen predicts better health as an adult.
Articles: How to Move Beyond PainBy Jill Suttie | November 27, 2015
Brené Brown's new book provides readers with a pathway out of shame and toward more self-compassion.
Articles: How Friends Help Us Grow OldBy Jill Suttie | November 13, 2015
A new study suggests that we need a lot of social contact when we’re younger—but as we age, we need to focus on closeness.
Articles: Why Does Therapy Work?By Jill Suttie | November 10, 2015
A new book argues that talk therapy helps heal psychological wounds by making use of hardwired human needs for connection, understanding, and belonging.
Articles: The Place of Talk in a Digital AgeBy Jill Suttie | November 5, 2015
A new book describes what we lose when we text instead of talk—and how we can re-learn the art of conversation.
Articles: Why Americans Struggle to be HappyBy Jill Suttie | October 26, 2015
A new cross-cultural study finds that we should pursue stronger social ties, not happiness.
Articles: Turning Bad News into GoodBy Jill Suttie | October 21, 2015
A new book argues that positive stories can have a bigger and better impact than negative ones.
A new study finds that the key to raising moral kids lies with the parents' sense of empathy and injustice.
A new study finds that visible inequality makes wealthy people less likely to cooperate with others—which might lead to even greater disparities.
Articles: How Bias Warps Criminal JusticeBy Jill Suttie | September 22, 2015
A new book explains the science of implicit bias.
Articles: Say Thank You, Change Your LifeBy Jill Suttie | September 15, 2015
A new book takes the reader through a year of looking on the bright side.
Conflict between parents is inevitable—but it doesn’t have to hurt kids. Here’s how to turn a disagreement into a positive lesson.
Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.
Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains what he sees as the four science-based keys to well-being.
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