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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

Routledge, 2014. 243 pages.

Articles: What is a Good Life?

By Jill Suttie | October 1, 2014

A new book explores what we know and don’t yet know about human nature and the role of the environment in shaping our moral character.

 
Joshua Wolf Shenk

Articles: The Social Artist

By Jill Suttie | September 23, 2014

A new book argues that creativity can be—and often is—a social endeavor, rather than the work of a lone genius.

 
Charlie Simpson, who is featured in Every Three Seconds.

Articles: Can Fighting Poverty Make You Happy?

By Jill Suttie | September 11, 2014

A Q&A with Daniel Karslake about his new film, Every Three Seconds.

 

Articles: Can Suffering Lead to Success?

By Jill Suttie | September 3, 2014

A new book explores when trauma triggers growth—and when it doesn't.

 
DeCapo Press, 2014, 268 pages

Articles: Taking on the Myth of the Spoiled Child

By Jill Suttie | August 14, 2014

A new book questions claims that today's kids are more spoiled and narcissistic than previous generations.

 

Articles: Why Won’t Your Teen Talk To You?

By Jill Suttie | July 30, 2014

A new book explains the many reasons why teens seem to shut down, even when they especially need parental support.

 

Articles: How to Cultivate Well-Being in Teachers and Students

By Jill Suttie | July 21, 2014

A new book argues that there is something simple we can do to close achievement gaps: teach mindfulness in schools.

 
Matthew Boger (left) and Tim Zaal.

Articles: Facing Fear, Facing Forgiveness

By Jill Suttie | July 9, 2014

Three decades ago, Tim Zaal nearly killed Matthew Boger for being gay. We talk with them and the director of Facing Fear, which tells their story of forgiveness and reconciliation.

 

Articles: Making Mindfulness Part of Therapy

By Jill Suttie | June 23, 2014

A new book explores when and how therapists can incorporate moment-to-moment, non-judgmental attention into their practice.

 

Articles: Mindful Discipline for Kids

By Jill Suttie | June 16, 2014

Psychologist Shauna Shapiro explains how parents can combine firm boundaries with loving connection.

 
New Harbinger, 2014, 199 pages

Articles: How Parents Can Keep Their Cool

By Jill Suttie | June 3, 2014

Two new books tackle the problem of raising difficult kids, offering solutions that are both more compassionate and successful than harsh discipline.

 
Basic Books, 2014, 230 pages

Articles: Why Do We Laugh?

By Jill Suttie | May 28, 2014

A new book explains what humor is, how things become funny, and why evolution gave us laughter.

 
Hudson Street Press, 266 pages, 2014

Articles: What’s the Truth about Trust?

By Jill Suttie | May 21, 2014

A new book says that trustworthiness is a moving target, dependent on our moods, circumstances, and competing needs.

 

Articles: Should Motherhood Be a Thankless Job?

By Jill Suttie | May 7, 2014

New research suggests that Mother's Day gratitude isn't just good for Mom—it can be good for the kids, too.

 
Templeton Press, 2014, 264 pages

Articles: How to Make Grateful Kids

By Jill Suttie | April 15, 2014

A new book argues that parents can foster gratitude in kids—but it takes effort and time.

 

Articles: How Social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy

By Jill Suttie | March 14, 2014

As we age, we tend to shed family and friends—which can hurt our mental and physical health. How can we design communities for seniors that facilitate social connections?

 
Knopf, 2014, 242 pages

Articles: When Empathy Fails

By Jill Suttie | March 4, 2014

Humans brains are very attuned to what others are thinking, feeling, and planning—but a new book explores when our “mindreading” powers can lead us astray.

 

Articles: When is Parenting All Joy and No Fun?

By Jill Suttie | February 20, 2014

A new book explores why contemporary parenthood can be so stressful—and at the same time so meaningful.

 
James Fallon (far right) with his wife, daughters, and son.

Articles: Can a Psychopath Learn to Feel Your Pain?

By Jill Suttie | February 4, 2014

Neuroscientist James Fallon discusses the psychopathic brain, prospects for detection and treatment, and his own struggles to feel empathy and compassion for others.

 

Articles: Six Books We Overlooked in 2013

By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | January 7, 2014

Good books about the science of meaningful life that we wish we had reviewed last year!

 

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  • The Right Way to Get Angry

    October 20, 2014

    Anger is a tool that helps us read and respond to upsetting social situations. But how can you stop it from getting out of hand?

  • When Does Power Hurt Romance?

    October 2, 2014

    Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.

  • The Battle Between Success and Compassion

    October 17, 2014

    If adults want to raise caring kids, research suggests they might need to start by examining the mixed messages they’re sending to kids.

  

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