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.
Feeling forced to say “thanks” at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are four exercises to help get the gratefulness going.
"Thank you" doesn't just bring light to people's faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain.
The emphasis on testing can squeeze the feeling out of today’s classrooms. Here is one teacher’s journey to re-connect with herself and her students.
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- "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”...
- 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
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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