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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.

How Compassion Creates Resilience, with Kelly McGonigal

International House, UC Berkeley campus
May 20, 2015

A book event for The Upside of Stress

 

The Science of Happiness


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

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.

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2015

Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley
Friday, June 26—Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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

Help Us Uncover the Mysteries of Awe Across the Globe!

April 1, 2015

Ready to help us out? Tell us all about your awe here!

 

Call for Dignity Health-CCARE Fellowship Proposals

February 4, 2015

Interested in researching compassion and healthcare? Consider applying for the Dignity Health-CCARE Fellowship!

 

Request for Proposals: GGSC Gratitude Postdoctoral Fellowship

January 14, 2015

The GGSC continues Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude with a two-year Gratitude Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity!

 

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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.

Dacher Keltner: High-Fives and the Science of Emotion in Sport

Positive Coaching Alliance | April 10, 2015

GGSC Director Dacher Keltner on his research into the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, beauty, social class, and inequality...and how some of those manifest in sport.

 

Your Call: Are our schools resegregating?

KALW (NPR San Francisco) | March 31, 2015

Listen to a KALW/NPR podcast on diversity (or the lack thereof) in schools, featuring our own Jeremy Adam Smith.

 

Take Control of Your Tech Habits (Infographic)

Mindful.org | March 31, 2015

Check out this handy infographic paired with an article by Christine Carter for commonsense strategies for keeping digital devices from ruling your life:

 

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Most...

  
  • How to Help Teens Find Purpose

    April 16, 2015

    Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.

  • Can Music Help Keep Memory Alive?

    April 21, 2015

    A conversation with the makers of Alive Inside, a new documentary about how music is helping people with dementia.

  • How to Help a Narcissist to Forgive

    April 14, 2015

    Narcissists struggle to forgive people for even minor transgressions. But a new study points the way forward.

  

Greater Good Events

How Compassion Creates Resilience, with Kelly McGonigal
International House, UC Berkeley campus
May 20, 2015


How Compassion Creates Resilience, with Kelly McGonigal

A book event for The Upside of Stress


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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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Greater Good Resources

 
 
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Book of the Week

The Path to Purpose By William Damon Looks at how children are hampered in their search for meaning, and how concerned adults can help them find it.

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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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