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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


Starts September 9, 2014 - Register Now!

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.

 

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.

 

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Announcements

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.

 
GGSC 2013-2014 Graduate Fellow Sarah Wheeler, who is working on validating a social-emotional well-being screener for early-elementary aged children to help schools become more compassionate.

Apply for a GGSC Fellowship!

March 13, 2014

Awards support graduate and undergraduate research at UC Berkeley on compassion, altruism, empathy, and more.

 

Subscribe to Mindful—and Help the GGSC

January 15, 2014

Half of your subscription to the inspiring magazine will be donated to the GGSC.

 

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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.

Free UC Berkeley Course Teaches “The Science of Happiness”

RockItFuel Radio | July 23, 2014

UC Berkeley psychology professor and GGSC founder Dacher Keltner discusses happiness, gratitude, the field of positive psychology, and GGSC's upcoming "Science of Happiness" MOOC on RockItFuel Radio.

 

Quit worrying: 4 keys to a cop’s mental and emotional wellbeing

PoliceOne | July 11, 2014

Environmental and relationship stimuli trigger emotional and chemical responses that can alter our mood, influence the chemistry of our body and brain, and even affect our immune system. For some, the response is momentary, lasting only long enough to avoid or overcome the threat. For others, however, it goes beyond the fight-or-flight response in meeting the threat and sets off obsessive rumination — worry. People who worry too much often view life as overwhelmingly complex, but the solutions to stop worrying are quite simple.

 

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

KQED: Mind/Shift | July 11, 2014

Assigning genders to toys harms boys, as well. Too often children’s playrooms reinforce gender stereotypes that put boys at risk of failing to gain skills critical for success in life and work. The most important of these? Empathy.

 

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Greater Good Events

The Science of Happiness

Starts September 9, 2014 - Register Now!


The Science of Happiness

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.


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Take a Greater Good Quiz!

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

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Book of the Week

No Future Without Forgiveness By Desmond Tutu Tutu urges forgiveness as a way to peace, even in the wake of atrocities.

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Dr. Christine Carter's blog on the science of raising happy kids.

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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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