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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.

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

International House
December 9-10, 2016

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.

 

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

Why Supporting the GGSC Is More Important Than Ever

December 5, 2016

Please help us foster understanding, resilience, and kindness by making a year-end donation today.

 

Digital #Gratmap Plots Gratitude Around the World

November 7, 2016

GGSC supported Gratitude project from the Hawn Foundation

 

Meet the GGSC’s New Fellows

August 25, 2016

Meet an outstanding group of young researchers who are committed to the greater good.

 

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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.

Thanksgiving: 4 Easy Ways to Become More Grateful

Time Magazine | November 29, 2016

Why gratitude is so good for you

 

The Secret Link Between Gratitude and Performance

Outside | November 28, 2016

A growing body of research says that giving thanks is beneficial for health and performance

 

How to Have Thanksgiving Dinner Without a Family Blowup

The Wall Street Journal | November 21, 2016

Listening will help make Thanksgiving dinner conflict-free this year.

 

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Greater Good Events

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training
International House
December 9-10, 2016


Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.


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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

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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