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Michael Bergeisen

 

Michael Bergeisen is the host of “The Greater Good Podcast.”

 
 
  

Stories by Michael Bergeisen

Articles: Sex, George Clooney, and the Meaning of Life

By Michael Bergeisen | August 10, 2011

Paul Bloom discusses how the psychology of pleasure can explain what we like and why we do good--part of Greater Good's podcast series.

 

Articles: Can We Find Happiness at Work?

By Michael Bergeisen | April 1, 2011

Srikumar Rao, the “happiness guru” of the business world, discusses his ideas for finding joy and meaning in your job--part of Greater Good's podcast series.

 
Jane Brody

Articles: What Makes a Good Death?

By Michael Bergeisen | November 4, 2010

Award-winning New York Times columnist Jane Brody offers lessons for navigating the practical and emotional challenges of end-of-life--part of Greater Good's podcast series.

 
Jonathan Haidt

Articles: How to Understand the Tea Party

By Michael Bergeisen | October 7, 2010

As the political season heats up, psychologist Jonathan Haidt explains why liberals and conservatives don’t understand each other, and how psychological research can help us get past the culture wars—part of Greater Good's podcast series.

 
Rick Hanson

Articles: The Neuroscience of Happiness

By Michael Bergeisen | September 22, 2010

Best-selling author Rick Hanson explains how we can rewire our brains for lasting happiness—part of Greater Good's podcast series.

 
Stephen Batchelor

Articles: Rethinking Buddhism

By Michael Bergeisen | July 29, 2010

Best-selling Buddhist author Stephen Batchelor discusses the interplay between Buddhism and science—part of Greater Good's podcast series.

 

Articles: What Is a Meaningful Life?

By Michael Bergeisen | July 6, 2010

Kicking off Greater Good’s podcast series, Dacher Keltner discusses the scientific frontiers of compassion, happiness, and altruism.

 

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A Path Appears: Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

New York Times op-ed columnist Kristof and reporter Sheryl WuDunn talk about their new book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. Presented by the Greater Good Science Center and Berkeley Arts & Letters


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The Psychology of Gratitude By Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough This is a collection of academic articles on the science of gratitude.

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