Yasmin Anwar is a Media Relations Representative at UC Berkeley.
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Articles: Human or Fake? You’ll Know in One SecondBy Yasmin Anwar | December 1, 2016
We can be fooled by androids like Maeve in the TV show Westworld, but not so much in real life, a new study suggests.
According to a new study, conditions like ADHD and anxiety may be linked to normal brain functions gone awry.
According to a new study, there are more heart-disease-related deaths in overtly racist communities.
Articles: How You Argue Could Make You SickBy Yasmin Anwar | June 27, 2016
According to a recent study, different behaviors during romantic conflict are linked to heart problems and back pain.
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.
Greater Good's editors pick this year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on the science of a meaningful life.
Christine Carter explains how to shorten your to-do list and feel more motivated to tackle it, all at once.
A new book examines the common psychological barriers to change—and how to overcome them.
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- "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”...
- 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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