Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good‘s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.
Stories by Jill Suttie
New research reveals surprising ties between our immune systems and our social behavior.
Articles: Convincing Skeptics to Try MeditationBy Jill Suttie | July 28, 2016
Two new books aim to bring mindfulness to two resistant groups: children and lawyers.
Articles: Why Your Office Needs More NatureBy Jill Suttie | July 18, 2016
According to a recent study, sunlight and natural elements in the workplace may improve workers' moods and job satisfaction.
A conversation with Paul Tough about his new book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why.
Articles: How Music Bonds Us TogetherBy Jill Suttie | June 28, 2016
According to new research, music helps synchronize our bodies and our brains.
Articles: Can You Incentivize Generosity?By Jill Suttie | June 23, 2016
According to a new book, most economists don't understand why people behave honestly, fairly, and generously.
Articles: Do We Need More Empathic Judges?By Jill Suttie | June 22, 2016
A light rape sentence sparks outrage—and raises questions about the place of empathy and bias in judicial decision-making.
New research is revealing how to protect teens' mental health during a challenging part of life.
Articles: Seven Ways to Foster Empathy in KidsBy Jill Suttie | June 10, 2016
In our age of narcissism, a new book offers research-based tips for encouraging children to be empathic.
According to new research, children who experience mindful parenting are less likely to use drugs or get depression or anxiety.
Articles: How to Help Low-Income Students SucceedBy Jill Suttie | June 3, 2016
According to a new book, we tend to blame kids who struggle rather than blaming their environment.
In a Q&A, neuroscientist Ron Dahl explains how parents can help younger teens avoid depression and anxiety as they become more independent.
Articles: Living with a Purpose Changes EverythingBy Jill Suttie | May 20, 2016
According to a new book, having a purpose in life is crucial for our health and well-being.
Articles: Where to Find Wisdom in the BodyBy Jill Suttie | May 19, 2016
According to a new study, people with higher heart rate variability are wiser—when they make an effort to be objective.
Meditation is helping police officers to de-escalate volatile situations, improve community relations—and improve their own well-being.
Articles: How to Talk with Teens about PurposeBy Jill Suttie | May 13, 2016
A Q&A with Kendall Bronk about instilling purpose in teens—and the emerging research showing why it's so important.
Articles: Is Grit the Key to Success?By Jill Suttie | May 6, 2016
A new book extolls the power of passion and perseverance, but is the research strong enough?
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.
Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution.
Being kind to yourself can make the difference between a good divorce and a bad one.
When your favorite mindfulness app says it’s based in science, check twice. Few actually are.
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