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Upcoming Events

Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

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

Online
Next Self-Paced Session of Our Acclaimed Course Begins Jan. 3, 2017

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 Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley
Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.

 

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Announcements

The GGSC is Hiring a Research/Writing Fellow!

January 18, 2017

A new position to help us report on the science of generosity, gratitude, and more.

 

The GGSC is Hiring a Parenting Program Director!

December 20, 2016

This position will lead a new initiative to support the well-being of parents and their children.

 

The GGSC is Hiring a Multimedia Producer!

December 9, 2016

Join our editorial team to produce science-based multimedia content, including videos, podcasts, articles, quizzes, and more.

 

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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 Creating a Compassionate World: 10 Best Books of 2016

Yes! Magazine | January 3, 2017

The year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on empathy, kindness, and moving the conversation forward.

 

Dacher Keltner on Love, Power, Morality, and Awe

The Psychology Podcast | December 12, 2016

Dr. Dachner Keltner is the founding director of the Greater Good Science center, as well as a professor of psychology at the University of California Berkeley, so he’s in a special place to discuss some incredibly interesting positive psychological topics like love, awe, teasing, compassion, empathy, gratitude and much more! It’s a fun and fascinating episode where we take a deep look into the science of the good life. Enjoy the show!

 

Thanksgiving: 4 Easy Ways to Become More Grateful

Time Magazine | November 29, 2016

Why gratitude is so good for you

 

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Greater Good Events

The Science of Happiness
Online
Next Self-Paced Session of Our Acclaimed Course Begins Jan. 3, 2017


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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Take a Greater Good Quiz!

How compassionate are you? How generous, grateful, or forgiving? Find out!

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Watch Greater Good Videos

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

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Book of the Week

How Pleasure Works By Paul Bloom Bloom explores a broad range of human pleasures from food to sex to religion to music. Bloom argues that human pleasure is not purely an instinctive, superficial, sensory reaction; it has a hidden depth and complexity.

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"It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all."  
Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

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