Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good‘s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.
Stories by Jill Suttie
Articles: When Taking Risks is Good for TeensBy Jill Suttie | April 26, 2016
Giving to others can give teens a dopamine rush, too—and help prevent depression.
Articles: What Drives Success, Hard Work or Luck?By Jill Suttie | April 15, 2016
A new book debunks the myth of meritocracy and offers recommendations for creating a more equitable society.
Articles: Can Helping Others Keep You Sober?By Jill Suttie | April 14, 2016
New research suggests that helping others—and the sense of belonging it brings—can help alcohol and drug addicts stay sober.
Articles: How to Cultivate Global CompassionBy Jill Suttie | April 8, 2016
Legendary psychologist Paul Ekman explains how to extend compassion beyond our circle of family and friends.
A new book highlights the many ways that Americans are trying to bridge political divides.
Articles: How Do Our Minds Affect Our Health?By Jill Suttie | March 11, 2016
A new book reveals the complex ways that our brains and bodies interact.
Articles: How Altruistic is Your Brain?By Jill Suttie | March 4, 2016
A new book argues that neuroscience findings suggest that altruism is not a response to moral authority, but rather a hard-wired instinct.
We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.
Articles: What Music Looks Like in the BrainBy Jill Suttie | February 29, 2016
A new study discovers a neural circuit dedicated to music.
Articles: How to Listen to PainBy Jill Suttie | February 17, 2016
A Q&A with Brené Brown about her new book, Rising Strong.
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.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.
Christine Carter gets to the heart of the resentment she feels on Mother's Day.
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