Carmen Sobczak is a Greater Good editorial assistant.
Stories by Carmen Sobczak
Articles: Can Parents Teach Peace?By Carmen Sobczak | November 2, 2011
A recent study suggests they can, at least some of the time.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Does Being Drunk, Powerful, and in the Dark Make You Do Good—or Evil?
Articles: Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?By Carmen Sobczak | July 26, 2011
A new study suggests Americans' happiness declines when there’s a wider gap between rich and poor.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Does Happiness Come from Our Genes or Environment?
Articles: How Good News Can Inspire Good DeedsBy Carmen Sobczak | July 11, 2011
A recent study suggests how acts of kindness can have a far-reaching ripple effect.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Are We More Moral Than We Think?
Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.
Results from the Greater Good "Love of Humanity" quiz.
A Q&A with visionary educator John Hunter, creator of the World Peace Game.
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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”...
- 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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