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Whitney Patterson

 

Whitney Patterson is a Greater Good editorial assistant.

 
 
  

Stories by Whitney Patterson

Articles: Emotionally Intelligent Kids Share More with Others

By Whitney Patterson | May 12, 2011

A new study suggests it's important to talk with young kids about emotions.

 
Basic Books, 2011, 384 pages

Articles: From Our Bookshelf: Taking Compassion Offline

By Whitney Patterson | March 24, 2011

A round-up of recent books on the effects new technologies have on our emotional lives.

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Why You Should Know Your Partner’s Long-Term Goals

 

Articles: How to Be a Supportive Spouse

By Whitney Patterson | February 11, 2011

If you want to help your partner deal with a problem, try to act invisible.

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: When the “Cuddle Hormone” Isn’t So Cuddly

 

Articles: How to Make an Apology Work

By Whitney Patterson | December 20, 2010

A new study offers an important tip to anyone looking for forgiveness.

 
Yale University Press, 2010, 224 pages

Articles: From Our Bookshelf: Achieving Happiness and Peace of Mind

By Whitney Patterson | December 8, 2010

A round-up of recent books on happiness and innovative approaches in therapy.

 

Articles: Busy People Are Happy People

By Whitney Patterson | November 10, 2010

Why a life of leisure may not bring us happiness.

 

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