Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good‘s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.
Stories by Jill Suttie
Articles: How to Move Beyond PainBy Jill Suttie | November 27, 2015
Brené Brown's new book provides readers with a pathway out of shame and toward more self-compassion.
Articles: How Friends Help Us Grow OldBy Jill Suttie | November 13, 2015
A new study suggests that we need a lot of social contact when we’re younger—but as we age, we need to focus on closeness.
Articles: Why Does Therapy Work?By Jill Suttie | November 10, 2015
A new book argues that talk therapy helps heal psychological wounds by making use of hardwired human needs for connection, understanding, and belonging.
Articles: The Place of Talk in a Digital AgeBy Jill Suttie | November 5, 2015
A new book describes what we lose when we text instead of talk—and how we can re-learn the art of conversation.
Articles: Why Americans Struggle to be HappyBy Jill Suttie | October 26, 2015
A new cross-cultural study finds that we should pursue stronger social ties, not happiness.
Articles: Turning Bad News into GoodBy Jill Suttie | October 21, 2015
A new book argues that positive stories can have a bigger and better impact than negative ones.
A new study finds that the key to raising moral kids lies with the parents' sense of empathy and injustice.
A new study finds that visible inequality makes wealthy people less likely to cooperate with others——which might lead to even greater disparities.
Articles: How Bias Warps Criminal JusticeBy Jill Suttie | September 22, 2015
A new book explains the science of implicit bias.
Articles: Say Thank You, Change Your LifeBy Jill Suttie | September 15, 2015
A new book takes the reader through a year of looking on the bright side.
A new book explores why we forgive and how forgiveness can help us.
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.
Feeling forced to say “thanks” at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are four exercises to help get the gratefulness going.
"Thank you" doesn't just bring light to people's faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain.
The emphasis on testing can squeeze the feeling out of today’s classrooms. Here is one teacher’s journey to re-connect with herself and her students.
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