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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


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.

 

Mindfulness, Connection, and Compassion

International House, UC Berkeley
October 2, 2015

A special day-long event with Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Dan Siegel, M.D.

 

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Announcements

The GGSC is Hiring a New Web Editor/Producer!

May 19, 2015

 

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!

 

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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.

Does the Death Penalty Bring Closure?

CNN.COM | May 21, 2015

GGSC's Jason Marsh on why the severe sentence brought down on the Boston Bomber may not help his victims heal.

 

What Happens in Your Brain and Body When You Witness Human Kindness

New York Magazine | May 14, 2015

New York Magazine's Science of Us column covers Jill Suttie's story on recent research on the power of moral elevation

 

All About Awe

| May 14, 2015

Read about awe's role in the science of cognition, mental health, personal growth, and emotions--featuring our own Dacher Keltner!

 

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Greater Good Events

The Science of Happiness

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


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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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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