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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.

A Path Appears: Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

First Congregational Church of Berkeley
December 4, 2014

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

 

The Science of Happiness


Course Is Now Live! Take It at Your Own Pace Through May 2015

Will re-launch Dec. 1 as a self-paced course! An unprecedented free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.

 

Putting the Science of Happiness into Practice

Esalen Institute
February 27-March 1, 2015

An in-person companion course to our blockbuster online Science of Happiness course

 

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Announcements

The GGSC is Hiring an Education Program Coordinator!

November 21, 2014

 

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

 

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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 Thanksgiving - Why Gratitude Really is Good for You

Cal Alumni Association - Cal Magazine | November 25, 2014

Yea, verily, there is much to inspire gratitude on this holiday centered on a gallinaceous bird with alarmingly hypertrophied breasts. At no time in the course of human history have so many had so much, and our overextended credit accounts prove it. Seriously, though: The great majority of us have enough to eat, roofs over our heads, clothes on our backs, even a surfeit of non-essential goods such as iPhones, electric toothbrushes and flat-screen TVs.

 

The Science of Thanksgiving: Why Gratitude Really is Good for You

California Magazine | November 24, 2014

The how and why of gratitude...just in time for Thanksgiving.

 

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion

HealthDay Reporter | November 24, 2014

GGSC"s Emiliana Simon-Thomas on the connection between compassion and better health care.

 

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A Path Appears: Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
December 4, 2014


A Path Appears: Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

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


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Talks by inspiring speakers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dacher Keltner, and Barbara Fredrickson.

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Book of the Week

The Psychology of Gratitude By Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough This is a collection of academic articles on the science of gratitude.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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