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Whitney Patterson is a Greater Good editorial assistant.

 
 
  

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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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  • How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination

    August 20, 2014

    A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.

  • How the Teen Brain Transforms Relationships

    August 12, 2014

    Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.

  • Eight Keys to End Bullying

    August 26, 2014

    Can we stop bullying? Signe Whitson says yes—by consistently reaching out to both children who bully and those who are bullied.

  

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