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

Articles: How Parents Influence Early Moral Development

By Jill Suttie | September 29, 2015

A new study finds that the key to raising moral kids lies with the parents' sense of empathy and injustice.


Articles: How Inequality Can Make Wealthy People Less Cooperative

By Jill Suttie | September 23, 2015

A new study finds that visible inequality makes wealthy people less likely to cooperate with others——which might lead to even greater disparities.

Crown, 2015, 379 pages

Articles: How Bias Warps Criminal Justice

By Jill Suttie | September 22, 2015

A new book explains the science of implicit bias.

Dutton, 2015, 307 pages

Articles: Say Thank You, Change Your Life

By Jill Suttie | September 15, 2015

A new book takes the reader through a year of looking on the bright side.


Articles: Learning Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World

By Jill Suttie | September 2, 2015

A new book explores why we forgive and how forgiveness can help us.

Gotham, 2015, 266 pages.

Articles: Can We Make Charitable Giving More Effective?

By Jill Suttie | August 27, 2015

Two new books argue that global philanthropy can get a lot better at helping the poor.


Articles: Is Becoming a Parent Really Worse than Losing Your Spouse?

By Jill Suttie | August 17, 2015

Media coverage of a new study suggests that parenting makes you really unhappy. But is that true?

Penguin, 2015, 277 pages

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.

Positive Psychology News, 250 pages, 2015.

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.

New Harbinger, 2015, 230 pages.

Articles: Making Teens More Mindful

By Jill Suttie | July 6, 2015

A new book aimed at teens tries to introduce them to mindfulness and help apply it to their lives.

W. W. Norton & Company, 2015, 400 pages

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.

The Dalai Lama and Daniel Goleman

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.

Oxford University Press, 2015, 217 pages

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.


Articles: Can Restorative Justice Help Prisoners to Heal?

By Jill Suttie | June 9, 2015

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.


Articles: How to Change a Company from the Inside Out

By Jill Suttie | May 15, 2015

A new book explains how to move your organization in a more socially or environmentally responsible direction.


Articles: How Our Bodies React to Seeing Goodness

By Jill Suttie | May 12, 2015

A new study maps what happens in our bodies and brains when we witness acts of kindness and compassion.

Picador, 2015, 240 pages

Articles: The Place of Care in the Economy

By 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 Surprise

By Jill Suttie | April 24, 2015

A new book argues that surprise, whether good or bad, is critical for bringing vitality to our lives.

A scene from the film Alive Inside.

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.


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