Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good‘s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.
Stories by Jill Suttie
Articles: Smarts and StaminaBy Jill Suttie | January 12, 2012
A new book provides 50 tips to help busy people improve their health, one step at a time.
Andrew Weil's new book, Spontaneous Happiness, contains important advice. But are his suggestions supported by research?
Jill Suttie reviews the new book from Buddha's Brain author Rick Hanson.
Articles: Urban EvolutionBy Jill Suttie | November 4, 2011
A review of David Sloan Wilson's The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time.
A new movement helps people save money and make friends. Could it help build a more cooperative society along the way?
Articles: Does SEL Make the Grade?By Jill Suttie | September 20, 2011
Fueled by new research, the social-emotional learning movement is building momentum. Is it enough to make American schools change their course?
A round-up of recent books: The Science of Trust, The Comfort Garden, and Applied Positive Psychology.
A review of Martin Seligman’s latest book, Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being.
Articles: Social Science, with a Touch of SnarkBy Jill Suttie | July 13, 2011
Greater Good’s book review editor examines The Social Animal, by David Brooks.
Articles: From Evil to EmpathyBy Jill Suttie | June 7, 2011
A review of The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty.
Articles: Our Brains, OurselvesBy Jill Suttie | May 27, 2011
A review of The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human
Two new books try to help us cultivate mindfulness, even in trying circumstances.
A round-up of recent books: Join the Club and The Worry Solution.
Articles: A Call to CompassionBy Jill Suttie | March 10, 2011
A review of Karen Armstrong's 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life.
Articles: 5 Ways Giving Is Good for YouBy Jill Suttie, Jason Marsh | December 13, 2010
Jason Marsh and Jill Suttie offer added incentives to get into the holiday spirit.
Articles: What Are You Grateful For?By Jill Suttie | November 22, 2010
Some of today's leading artists share their gratitude lists. What's on yours?
Articles: Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy KidsBy Jill Suttie | October 12, 2010
In one troubled city, researchers and community members are working together to boost altruism among adolescents. What can their project teach other communities facing hard times?
Articles: Two New Mindfulness BooksBy Jill Suttie | October 4, 2010
A review of Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness and The Mindful Child
Articles: The Politics of EmpathyBy Jill Suttie | June 17, 2010
Recent books bring empathy out of the lab and into policy debates
Most of the time, gratitude is good. But research finds that there are situations when "thank you" may be the wrong response.
It's easy to feel grateful when life is good, says Robert Emmons. But when disaster strikes, gratitude is worth the effort.
Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?
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.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
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Greater Good Resources
- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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