Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good‘s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.
Stories by Jill Suttie
Articles: Is There a Happiness Gender Gap?By Jill Suttie | December 1, 2009
Research suggests women today are unhappier than they've been in four decades, reports Jill Suttie. Why is that, and what can we do about it?
Jill Suttie offers three research-based tips for cognitive fitness.
Articles: Parents Don’t PreachBy Jill Suttie | Winter 2009
How can we get teens to practice safe sex?
Articles: Book Review: LonelinessBy Jill Suttie | Winter 2009
by John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick
W.W. Norton & Company, 2008, 317 pages
Articles: A Review: The Wise HeartBy Jill Suttie | Summer 2008
The Wise Heart: A guide to the universal teachings of Buddhist Psychology
By Jack Kornfield, Bantam Books, 2008, 448 pages
Articles: The Trouble With HappinessBy Jill Suttie | Summer 2008
Three new books explore the upsides of sadness and the downsides of happiness.
Articles: Confessions of an Anxious ParentBy Jill Suttie | Spring 2008
Are today’s parents afraid to let their kids play on their own? Jill Suttie tries to strike a balance between safety, freedom, and success.
Articles: Closing the CircuitBy Jill Suttie | Winter 2007-08
Helen Mayberg’s research could revolutionize depression treatment.
Articles: Book Review: When Parents HurtBy Jill Suttie | Winter 2007-08
By Joshua Coleman
HarperCollins, 2007, 312 pages
By Norman Doidge
Viking Press, 2007, 427 pages
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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- "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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