Yasmin Anwar


Yasmin Anwar is a Media Relations Representative at UC Berkeley.


Stories by Yasmin Anwar

GG101x instructors Emiliana Simon-Thomas and Dacher Keltner

Articles: Can You Really Learn to be Happier?

By Yasmin Anwar | August 31, 2015

The GGSC's Science of Happiness class relaunches on Sept. 8!


Articles: Learning Might Buffer Brain Against Addiction

By Yasmin Anwar | August 7, 2015

A new study challenges the idea that addiction might be hardwired in our brains.


Articles: The Sleepless See Threats Everywhere

By Yasmin Anwar | July 22, 2015

A new study finds that the sleep-deprived brain can mistake friends for foes.

GGSC director Dacher Keltner

Articles: How the GGSC Helped Turn Pixar “Inside Out”

By Yasmin Anwar | June 19, 2015

Greater Good Science Center director Dacher Keltner provided scientific advice to Pixar's new family film.


Articles: Can Awe Boost Health?

By Yasmin Anwar | February 12, 2015

A new study suggests we can add nature, art, and religion to life’s best anti-inflammatories.


Articles: Calm Wife, Happy Couple

By Yasmin Anwar | November 6, 2013

A new study suggests that wives matter more when it comes to calming down marital conflicts


Articles: Is a Happy Marriage in Your DNA?

By Yasmin Anwar | October 11, 2013

A new study may be the first to link genetics, emotions, and marital satisfaction.

Paul Piff, a post-doctoral scholar in psychology at UC Berkeley.

Articles: When the Going Gets Tough, the Affluent Get Lonely

By Yasmin Anwar | August 31, 2012

A new study says affluent people are less likely to reach out to others in times of chaos.


Articles: Religious People Less Motivated by Compassion than Atheists

By Yasmin Anwar | May 2, 2012

In three experiments co-sponsored by the GGSC, scientists found that compassion drove less religious people to be more generous.


Articles: Affluent People More Likely to be Scofflaws

By Yasmin Anwar | February 28, 2012

Seven separate studies by GGSC-affiliated researchers find that upper-class people are more likely to break laws and social customs.


Articles: When Gossip is Good

By Yasmin Anwar | January 17, 2012

Gossip isn’t all bad — new study finds its social and psychological benefits


Articles: Low-Income People Quicker to Show Compassion

By Yasmin Anwar | December 20, 2011

New research by GGSC graduate fellow Jennifer Stellar finds that upper classes are less able to recognize suffering.

Do you trust this man? This GGSC's Dacher Keltner.

Articles: Is that Stranger Trustworthy? You’ll Know in 20 seconds

By Yasmin Anwar | November 15, 2011

New research co-authored by the GGSC's Dacher Keltner suggests we can instinctively detect whether a stranger is inclined to kindness.




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The Science of Happiness

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The Science of Happiness

A free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.


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