Raymond Firmalino is a Greater Good research assistant.
Stories by Raymond Firmalino
Research Digests: Is Love Best Expressed Through a Touch or a Smile?
Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Cope with Rejection
Research Digest Items/Studies: How Can We Become More Engaged at Work?
Research Digests: Is Happiness in Our Genes?
Research Digest Items/Studies: Losing Your Train of Thought Could Be a Good Thing
Research Digests: Global Consensus: Money Doesn’t Bring Happiness
Research Digest Items/Studies: Global Consensus: Money Doesn’t Bring Happiness
Research Digest Items/Studies: Is Touch the Language of Romance?
Amie Gordon offers five tips to maintain (or reignite) the spark in your relationship.
According to a new study, mindfulness may be the key to motivation.
Jason Silva, creator of “Shots of Awe” and host of “Brain Games,” discusses his attempts to hack emotions and evoke awe on demand.
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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”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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