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?
New research is revealing how to protect teens' mental health during a challenging part of life.
To get happier, you need to develop a personalized, strategic plan.
According to a new study, self-compassion may help us benefit from regret rather than wallowing in it.
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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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