Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good’s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.
Stories by Jill Suttie
How do we combat racial prejudice? New research reveals how parents influence the formation of bias in children.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
Articles: How to Awaken Compassion at WorkBy Jill Suttie | March 17, 2017
A new book explains why showing compassion in the workplace can help employees and businesses to thrive.
New studies reveal how different policies affect parental well-being—and what obstacles we face in bringing them to America.
A new book outlines the psychological biases that get in the way of good decision-making—and what to do about them.
Articles: How Dogs Help People Get Along BetterBy Jill Suttie | March 6, 2017
A new study suggests that when dogs are around, groups are closer, more cooperative, and more trusting.
Articles: Why Your Creative Ideas Get IgnoredBy Jill Suttie | March 3, 2017
A new book explains why leaders can be so dismissive of creative ideas—and how to change this mindset.
A new study suggests that promoting empathy and cross-group friendships in children can buffer against the negative effects of parental and peer biases.
According to a new study, training teachers in mindfulness can affect the whole climate of the classroom.
Articles: Can You Change Your Personality?By Jill Suttie | February 20, 2017
A new review of many studies suggests that our personality isn't as unchangeable as we think.
Articles: Why You Need More Nature in Your LifeBy Jill Suttie | February 10, 2017
Research suggests that spending too little time in nature deprives us of benefits to our health, happiness, and creativity.
New research suggests that there are some unique social benefits to partner meditation.
Articles: How Adults Communicate Bias to ChildrenBy Jill Suttie | January 31, 2017
A new study suggests preschoolers can "catch" prejudice from grown-ups through nonverbal behavior—and it hints at solutions.
Articles: The Four Keys to a Meaningful LifeBy Jill Suttie | January 20, 2017
A new book explores how writers, philosophers, and everyday people think about pursuing meaning in life.
A new study suggests that compassion training may buffer against the detrimental effects of high-stress medical training, particularly for those prone to depression.
Articles: How to Reduce Rudeness in the WorkplaceBy Jill Suttie | January 6, 2017
According to a new book, practicing civility at the office is the path to better relationships and higher productivity.
Articles: Six Books We Overlooked in 2016By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | January 4, 2017
Here are some worthy books from the past year that we were unable to review.
Our team names the most provocative and influential findings published during this past year.
A new book argues that the American pursuit of happiness is leading us in the wrong direction.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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