Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good‘s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.
Stories by Jill Suttie
Articles: Why Are We So Wired to Connect?By Jill Suttie | December 2, 2013
A new book outlines the evidence for the primacy of social connections in our lives, and presents guidelines improving workplaces, schools, and personal well-being.
Articles: Why You Should Sleep Your Way to the TopBy Jill Suttie | December 1, 2013
Many Americans are against sleep, equating it with laziness. But one of the world's leading experts on sleep says that's hurting our relationships and our ability to solve problems.
Articles: How to Close the Gap Between Us and ThemBy Jill Suttie | November 7, 2013
A Q&A with Moral Tribes author Joshua Greene about emotion, reason, and conflict.
Articles: Who is Gifted?By Jill Suttie | October 22, 2013
A new book argues that other factors, besides IQ, are important in academic success and in life.
Articles: Are We Losing Our Focus?By Jill Suttie | October 9, 2013
In a new book, Daniel Goleman argues that focus leads to greater happiness, better relationships, and increased productivity.
Articles: Should Your Doctor Care About You?By Jill Suttie | October 4, 2013
A new book explains the role emotions play in medical care.
Articles: A Healthier Kind of HappinessBy Jill Suttie | September 10, 2013
Happiness and good health seem to go together. But according to a new study, not all forms of happiness are created equal.
Articles: Where Do Heroes Come From?By Jill Suttie | August 28, 2013
Why do some of us make sacrifices for others? A new book explores the science of selflessness.
Articles: How to Keep Your Brain SharpBy Jill Suttie | July 30, 2013
A new book explores how to optimize brain health through all the stages of life.
Articles: Finding Morality in AnimalsBy Jill Suttie | July 9, 2013
Two new books explore research on animals to better understand the roots of human morality and challenge human specialness.
Articles: How the Mind Can Heal the HeartBy Jill Suttie | June 19, 2013
Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman explain the science behind "mind whispering"—a technique for overcoming self-defeating habits of mind.
Articles: Mindfully CompassionateBy Jill Suttie | June 7, 2013
A new book highlights how mindfulness can help improve social relationships and nurture compassion toward oneself and others.
Articles: Is Gratitude the Path to a Better World?By Jill Suttie | May 29, 2013
An interview with Brother David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine monk, author, and leading figure in the worldwide gratitude movement.
Articles: How to Think Like Sherlock HolmesBy Jill Suttie | May 24, 2013
These two books give us insights into how brain science can help us understand our nature, improve our lives, and help us empathize with those who may have memory lapses.
Today, Congressman Tim Ryan re-introduces his bill to support the growth of social-emotional learning in schools.
Articles: Mindful Mamas, Healthy MamasBy Jill Suttie | May 6, 2013
New research on low-income pregnant women reveals how our minds and bodies are connected—and how all of us can live healthier, more balanced lives.
Articles: Do Givers Get Ahead?By Jill Suttie | May 1, 2013
It's the givers, not the takers, who thrive the most in business, argues a new book.
Articles: Building ResilienceBy Jill Suttie | April 16, 2013
We all face adversity in life. A new book shows how to handle trouble and obstacles in a more positive and resilient way.
Articles: Helping Kids Delay GratificationBy Jill Suttie | April 9, 2013
A new book explains how to help kids mature and improve their executive functioning… without relying on punishments.
Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"
An interview with best-selling author Daniel Goleman about his new book, Focus.
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Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
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Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
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