Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good‘s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.
Stories by Jill Suttie
Two new books argue that global philanthropy can get a lot better at helping the poor.
Media coverage of a new study suggests that parenting makes you really unhappy. But is that true?
Articles: How is Technology Shaping Romance?By Jill Suttie | August 12, 2015
Funnyman Asiz Ansari has written a serious, thoughtful book about online dating, and it's pretty good.
Articles: What Are Your Strengths?By Jill Suttie | July 30, 2015
Everyone has strengths. A new book explains how to find yours.
Articles: Should We Train Doctors for Empathy?By Jill Suttie | July 8, 2015
Following a wave of research suggesting the benefits of emotionally attuned physicians, the medical field is exploring ways to cultivate empathy.
Articles: Making Teens More MindfulBy Jill Suttie | July 6, 2015
A new book aimed at teens tries to introduce them to mindfulness and help apply it to their lives.
Articles: Can Neuroscience Help Tune Your Brain?By Jill Suttie | June 26, 2015
A new book explains why we sometimes seem to act against our own best interest—and what we can do to change course.
Articles: Can Compassion Change the World?By Jill Suttie | June 23, 2015
Daniel Goleman talks with Greater Good about his new book, A Force for Good: The Dalai Lama's Vision for Our World.
Articles: Is Morality Based on Emotions or Reason?By Jill Suttie | June 10, 2015
A new book takes aim at those who claim moral impulses are rooted in emotional ones.
The Insight Prison Project helps incarcerated men learn new emotional skills in order to succeed in and out of prison. But it can also help crime survivors.
A new book explains how to move your organization in a more socially or environmentally responsible direction.
Articles: How Our Bodies React to Seeing GoodnessBy Jill Suttie | May 12, 2015
A new study maps what happens in our bodies and brains when we witness acts of kindness and compassion.
Articles: The Place of Care in the EconomyBy Jill Suttie | May 4, 2015
A new book brings economists, scientists, and Buddhists together to explore the spiritual dimensions of the economy.
Articles: Why Humans Need SurpriseBy Jill Suttie | April 24, 2015
A new book argues that surprise, whether good or bad, is critical for bringing vitality to our lives.
Articles: Can Music Help Keep Memory Alive?By Jill Suttie | April 21, 2015
A conversation with the makers of Alive Inside, a new documentary about how music is helping people with dementia.
Articles: Why Does Altruism Exist?By Jill Suttie | April 15, 2015
A new book argues that it is group needs, not individual intention and virtue, that drives altruism.
Articles: How Touch Shapes EmotionBy Jill Suttie | March 31, 2015
A new book explores the science of touch, and finds that it is inextricably linked to how we feel and communicate.
Articles: How Meditation Can Change BusinessBy Jill Suttie | March 17, 2015
A new book argues that mindfulness promises to transform workplaces from the inside out.
Articles: Stopping the Distraction EpidemicBy Jill Suttie | March 13, 2015
A new book explains why we get so distracted at work—and how we can become more focused and productive.
Our kids' lives are not our lives. Once you recognize that fact, says Christine Carter, you can start the conversation.
In an adaptation from his new book Altruism, Buddhist monk and bestselling author Matthieu Ricard takes on the notion that humans have a fixed nature.
Research on neurodegenerative diseases suggests that identity Is lost without a moral compass.
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