Neha John-Henderson is a Hornaday Graduate Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center. Her research in behavioral neuroscience focuses on the role of psychosocial factors in the relationship between socioeconomic status and health.
Stories by Neha John-Henderson
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why the World’s Poor are Happier than You Think
Research Digest Items/Studies: Fear of Being Envied Makes People Help Others
Research Digest Items/Studies: Two Degrees of Separation Can Still Reduce Prejudice against Muslims
A recent study suggests the answer is more complicated than we think.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Mindfulness: As Good as Antidepressants?
Research Digest Items/Studies: A Good Story Can Be Good for Your Health
Research Digest Items/Studies: When School and Home Collide for Kids
Research Digest Items/Studies: How Long Do Exercise Benefits Last?
Research Digest Items/Studies: Your Brain on Laughter
Research Digest Items/Studies: Reduce Prejudice? Yes, You Can
Research Digest Items/Studies: Happy Meals Make Happy Kids?
Research Digest Items/Studies: Social Sports are Good for Your Mental Health
Research Digest Items/Studies: Does Happiness Make Us Selfish?
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why You Should Try to See Yourself as Resilient
Research Digest Items/Studies: Even Brief Mindfulness Training Brings Benefits
Research Digest Items/Studies: Imagine Your ‘Best Possible Self’
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.
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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University of California, Berkeley
Clark Kerr Campus
Friday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute will equip educators with social-emotional learning tools that will benefit both students and teachers. Registration is now closed.
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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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