Jason Marsh is the founding editor in chief of Greater Good. He is also a co-editor of two anthologies of Greater Good articles: The Compassionate Instinct (WW Norton, 2010) and Are We Born Racist? (Beacon Press, 2010).
Previously, he was the managing editor of the political journal The Responsive Community; he has also worked as a reporter and producer at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco, as a documentary producer, and as a kindergarten teacher. His first documentary, Unschooled, debuted at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. A graduate of Brown University and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Jason lives in Berkeley with his wife and daughter.
Stories by Jason Marsh
Videos and Podcasts: How to Make Your Holidays HappyBy Jason Marsh | December 6, 2007
This discussion between Christine Carter and Kelly Corrigan reveals that there are a lot of things you can do to make your holidays happier.
Articles: Playing with PowerBy Jason Marsh | Winter 2007-08
Jason Marsh reflects on an educational classic.
Articles: The Socially Intelligent SuperpowerBy Jason Marsh | Winter 2007-08
An Interview with Foreign Policy Expert Anne-Marie Slaughter
Videos and Podcasts: Teaching GratitudeBy Jason Marsh | November 9, 2007
Ways to cultivate gratitude, and the benefits it can bring. Part of discussion series between Christine Carter and Kelly Corrigan.
Videos and Podcasts: Embracing Kids’ FailureBy Jason Marsh | November 2, 2007
How to embrace children’s failures so that they learn to rise to challenges. Part of a discussion series between Christine Carter and Kelly Corrigan.
Videos and Podcasts: How to Praise ChildrenBy Jason Marsh | October 25, 2007
Learn about the two kids of praise that are particularly powerful. Part of a discussion series between Christine Carter and Kelly Corrigan.
Videos and Podcasts: Effort, Not AchievementBy Jason Marsh | October 19, 2007
Learn why the process of kids’ learning is more powerful than their achievements. Part of a discussion series between Christine Carter and Kelly Corrigan.
Videos and Podcasts: The 21st Century FamilyBy Jason Marsh | October 17, 2007
Panelists discuss how the definition of family has changed, and that change’s implications for our society.
Videos and Podcasts: Fostering Growth MindsetsBy Jason Marsh | October 8, 2007
Why fostering a growth mindset can give your children the drive to succeed. Part of a discussion series between Christine Carter and Kelly Corrigan.
Articles: The Altruistic ElectorateBy Jason Marsh | Fall 2007
New research debunks some conventional political wisdom.
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.
A new study suggests why it is that good feelings benefit our bodies as well as our minds.
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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