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The Greater Good Science Center is dedicated to building connections with the community beyond UC Berkeley. By sponsoring public lectures and participating in public symposia we encourage dialogue about the importance of promoting positive emotions and relationships in classrooms, in families, and in our communities at large.

Self-Compassion & the Cultivation of Happiness with Kristin Neff

International House, UC Berkeley campus
November 7, 2014

This day-long seminar led by self-compassion pioneer Kristin Neff, will offer strategies for cultivating self-compassion, boosting happiness, and reducing stress in yourself and others.

 

Roman Krznaric on Empathy: Why It Matters and How to Get It

Hillside Club
November 10, 2014

The School of Life’s Roman Krznaric on his new book, Empathy: Why It Matters and How to Get It. Co-presented by Berkeley Arts & Letters

 

A Path Appears: Nicholas Kristof

First Congregational Church of Berkeley
December 4, 2014

New York Times op-ed columnist Kristof talks about his new book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. Presented by the Greater Good Science Center and Berkeley Arts & Letters

 

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Announcements

Boost Your Happiness

August 19, 2014

Five Research-Based Exercises to Help You Up Your Well-Being

 

Happiness in Action for Cal Students

August 8, 2014

Learn the Secrets to the Science of Happiness with a FREE Online Course

 

The Tutu Global Forgiveness Challenge

April 28, 2014

The Forgiveness Challenge, launching May 4, will help you discover how the act of forgiving can bring more love and peace to your life.

 

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In the News

Find links to articles and webcasts where the Greater Good Science Center, Greater Good magazine, or GGSC staff and faculty are featured.

The Science of Awe

The Sierra Club | October 15, 2014

Can psychologists chart what happens when nature blows your mind? The Sierra Club's Jake Abrahamson outlines Dacher Keltner's research on how awe inspires people to act more generously and ethically and feel a deeper connection to others and the world in general.

 

Tweets to make you smile: The secret to happiness, straight from the experts

CNN | October 1, 2014

With October 3 being World Smile Day, CNN took to Twitter and discovered what tips happiness experts were giving to get us all smiling. So if you're looking for the secret to happiness, and a reason to show those pearly white teeth, then take a look at the these tweets.

 

Interview: Emiliana Simon-Thomas, UC Berkeley’s happiness guru

The Daily Cal | September 12, 2014

Emiliana Simon-Thomas chats with the Daily Cal about the ins and outs of happiness, if it can be learned, and why so many Millennials — including at least 2,500 from UC Berkeley — signed up for the course.

 

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Greater Good Events

Self-Compassion & the Cultivation of Happiness with Kristin Neff
International House, UC Berkeley campus
November 7, 2014


Self-Compassion & the Cultivation of Happiness with Kristin Neff

This day-long seminar led by self-compassion pioneer Kristin Neff, will offer strategies for cultivating self-compassion, boosting happiness, and reducing stress in yourself and others.


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Book of the Week

Whistling Vivaldi By Claude M. Steele Steele offers studies and stories that show how stereotypes can affect group members' lives in subtle but powerful ways, especially when it comes to academic performance.

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