Yasmin Anwar is a Media Relations Representative at UC Berkeley.
Stories by Yasmin Anwar
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!
A new study challenges the idea that addiction might be hardwired in our brains.
Articles: The Sleepless See Threats EverywhereBy Yasmin Anwar | July 22, 2015
A new study finds that the sleep-deprived brain can mistake friends for foes.
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 CoupleBy 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.
A new study says affluent people are less likely to reach out to others in times of chaos.
In three experiments co-sponsored by the GGSC, scientists found that compassion drove less religious people to be more generous.
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 GoodBy Yasmin Anwar | January 17, 2012
Gossip isn’t all bad — new study finds its social and psychological benefits
New research by GGSC graduate fellow Jennifer Stellar finds that upper classes are less able to recognize suffering.
New research co-authored by the GGSC's Dacher Keltner suggests we can instinctively detect whether a stranger is inclined to kindness.
Anger has a place at work, Deanna Geddes and Dirk Lindebaum argue, as long as it meets three conditions.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.
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Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
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- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
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