Karen Foster is a Sociologist and a Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she is conducting a study on the concept of productivity in economic and political discourse. She is the author of Generation, Discourse, and Social Change (Routledge, 2013) and Reimagining Intervention in Young Lives (with Dale Spencer, UBC Press, 2012).
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Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley
Friday, June 26—Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips educators with social-emotional learning tools that benefit both students and teachers.
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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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Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program