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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

Articles: When Taking Risks is Good for Teens

By 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 Compassion

By Jill Suttie | April 8, 2016

Legendary psychologist Paul Ekman explains how to extend compassion beyond our circle of family and friends.

 
2016, Berrett-Koehler, 199 pages.

Articles: Can We Bring the USA Back Together Again?

By Jill Suttie | March 18, 2016

A new book highlights the many ways that Americans are trying to bridge political divides.

 
Crown, 2016, 299 pages

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.

 
2015, Oxford University Press, 312 pages

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.

 

Articles: How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

By Jill Suttie | March 2, 2016

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 Brain

By Jill Suttie | February 29, 2016

A new study discovers a neural circuit dedicated to music.

 
Brené Brown

Articles: How to Listen to Pain

By Jill Suttie | February 17, 2016

A Q&A with Brené Brown about her new book, Rising Strong.

 
Simon & Schuster, 2015, 287 pages

Articles: It’s Our Job to Rescue Kids from Burnout

By 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 Kinder

By Jill Suttie | January 25, 2016

New research suggests that people who have experienced greater adversity are more empathic.

 

Articles: Why Parents Sing to Babies

By Jill Suttie | January 19, 2016

Are we born to sing? New research suggests that music is critical to emotional and social development.

 
Free Press, 2015, 307 pages

Articles: Don’t Let Your Mind Be Your Worst Enemy

By Jill Suttie | January 13, 2016

Two new books reveal the inner workings of human psychology--biases, rationalizations, and all.

 

Articles: Against Mindless Eating

By Jill Suttie | January 8, 2016

A new book helps us to truly savor our treats without going overboard.

 
Read our review of Modern Romance.

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015

By 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.

 
engagedIN Press, 2015, 414 pages

Articles: How to Live an Intentional Life

By Jill Suttie | December 11, 2015

A new book applies the principles of modern design to creating a mindful, healthy, and purposeful life.

 
Sherry Turkle

Articles: How Smartphones Are Killing Conversation

By Jill Suttie | December 7, 2015

A Q&A with MIT professor Sherry Turkle about her new book, Reclaiming Conversation.

 

Articles: When Going Along with the Crowd May be Good for Teens

By Jill Suttie | December 3, 2015

A new study finds that focusing on the group as a teen predicts better health as an adult.

 
Spiegel and Grau, 2015, 336 pages

Articles: How to Move Beyond Pain

By Jill Suttie | November 27, 2015

Brené Brown's new book provides readers with a pathway out of shame and toward more self-compassion.

 

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