Matthew Wheeland is a student at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His work has appeared in Alternet.org, PopMatters.com, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications.
Stories by Matthew Wheeland
Articles: Book Review: Help for the HelperBy Matthew Wheeland | Fall 2007
By Babette Rothschild with Marjorie Rand
W. W. Norton & Company, 2006, 231 pages
Articles: Circles of CareBy Matthew Wheeland | Fall 2007
Before Alzheimer’s becomes a national crisis, new programs are trying to ease the pain and stress of caring for a loved one with the disease.
Articles: Book Review: Critical LessonsBy Matthew Wheeland | Fall/Winter 2006-07
By Nel Noddings
Cambridge University Press, 2006, 319 pages
Articles: Everyday AchievementsBy Matthew Wheeland | Fall/Winter 2005-06
What’s the key to academic success for kids struggling in school, especially those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds?
Articles: Book Review: All RiseBy Matthew Wheeland | Spring/Summer 2006
By Robert W. Fuller
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006, 200 pages
Articles: Book Review: Leave No Child BehindBy Matthew Wheeland | Spring/Summer 2005
by James Comer
Yale University Press, 2004, 352 pages
Articles: Gaming the School SystemBy Matthew Wheeland | Fall 2004
Thanks to one program, students have found that resolving their differences can be all fun and games.
Articles: Book Review: The Anatomy of HopeBy Matthew Wheeland | Fall 2004
by Jerome Groopman
Random House, 2004, 248 pages
A giant in the field of social psychology draws on five decades of teaching and research to reveal the secrets of a fulfilling life to today's graduating seniors.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
Feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? That may be a sign of progress, says Jeremy Adam Smith.
Studies show giving makes people happy, and happiness makes people give--but not always. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton offer three ways to help people feel good about giving.
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