Anahid Modrek is a Greater Good research assistant.
Stories by Anahid Modrek
Research Digest Items/Studies: Do Kids in Childcare Act Our More?
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Kids Trust
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why It’s OK to Put Your Spouse on a Pedestal
Research Digest Items/Studies: The Academic Success of Immigrant Students
Research Digest Items/Studies: How Compassion Protects Us from Stress
Articles: Is Happiness Divine?By Anahid Modrek | December 1, 2010
Research looks at how our thoughts about God relate to our happiness.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Some Babies Are Calmer than Others
Research Digest Items/Studies: The Latest on Money and Happiness
Research Digest Items/Studies: How Doctors Can Help You Lose Weight
Articles: How to Rebuild TrustBy Anahid Modrek | October 11, 2010
A recent study suggests that our beliefs about human nature strongly influence how trusting we are.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Start Addressing Achievement Gaps
Articles: Serve Others, Find SuccessBy Anahid Modrek | September 28, 2010
Research suggests that young people motivated to help others are poised for a successful career.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Are Women More Empathic than Men?
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.
Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman explain the science behind "mind whispering"—a technique for overcoming self-defeating habits of mind.
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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Greater Good Resources
- "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”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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