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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.

The Science of Happiness


Register for the acclaimed online course through the end of May

A 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.

 

The Art and Science of Awe

Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley Campus
June 4, 2016

A day of cutting-edge research and awe-inspiring performances

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2016

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley
Sunday, June 26-Friday, July 1, 2016 OR Friday, July 15-Wednesday July 20, 2016 OR Sunday, July 24-Friday, July 29, 2016

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips educators with social-emotional learning tools that benefit both students and teachers.

 

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Announcements

Dacher Keltner’s New Book: The Power Paradox

May 17, 2016

In his latest book, the GGSC's founding director explains how empathy and humility are essential to gaining—and keeping—power.

 

Request for Proposals to Redesign the GGSC Web Presence

February 16, 2016

The Greater Good Science Center is redesigning its online magazine and creating a new website to showcase the work of the entire organization.

 
GGSC 2015-2016 Graduate Fellow Alison Cohen, who is examining links between characteristics of the school setting and health and well-being across the lifespan.

Apply for a GGSC Fellowship!

February 11, 2016

We welcome researchers from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines at UC Berkeley to apply for research support.

 

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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.

Find Your Power…in a Book

Elle Magazine | May 25, 2016

'The Power Paradox' illuminates ways women can hone their innate advantages—and avoid the pitfalls—on all the playing fields.

 

Tips for Getting Power, and Keeping it

WNYC | May 19, 2016

GGSC Director and Berkeley Psychology Professor Dacher Keltner explains how we gain, use, abuse, and lose power in an interview with radio's "The Takeaway."

 

The Power Paradox

A2A | May 19, 2016

Dacher Keltner talks about his new book, The Power Paradox, with The A2A Alliance.

 

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The Science of Happiness

Register for the acclaimed online course through the end of May


The Science of Happiness

A 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.


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Book of the Week

The Moral Molecule By Paul J. Zak A look at the hormone oxytocin's role in trust and how that may be the basis of a well-functioning economic system.

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