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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.

Joshua Wolf Shenk on Creativity and the Powers of Two

Hillside Club
September 25, 2014

Author Joshua Shenk in Conversation on creativity and dynamic duos with cofounder of Mother Jones, Adam Hochschild

 

The Science of Happiness


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.

 

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

Boost Your Happiness

August 19, 2014

Five Research-Based Exercises to Help You Up Your Well-Being

 

Happiness in Action for Cal Students

August 8, 2014

Learn the Secrets to the Science of Happiness with a FREE Online Course

 

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.

 

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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.

Interview: Emiliana Simon-Thomas, UC Berkeley’s happiness guru

The Daily Cal | September 12, 2014

Emiliana Simon-Thomas chats with the Daily Cal about the ins and outs of happiness, if it can be learned, and why so many Millennials — including at least 2,500 from UC Berkeley — signed up for the course.

 

A Free Online Course on the Science of Happiness is Now Underway

Mindful.org | September 10, 2014

Our friends at the University of California at Berkeley are here to debunk some of the most common happiness myths and provide guidance on finding joy that are based on research findings in psychology and neuroscience.

 

Free Online Course On The Science Of Happiness Is About To Begin

The Huffington Post | September 8, 2014

On September 9, Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center is launching a free eight-week Science of Happiness course that will offer practical, research-backed tips on living a happy and meaningful life.

 

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Greater Good Events

Joshua Wolf Shenk on Creativity and the Powers of Two
Hillside Club
September 25, 2014


Joshua Wolf Shenk on Creativity and the Powers of Two

Author Joshua Shenk in Conversation on creativity and dynamic duos with cofounder of Mother Jones, Adam Hochschild


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Book of the Week

29 Gifts By Cami Walker Walker’s life is in a downward spiral until she takes unusual advice from a friend: to give away 29 gifts in 29 days.

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

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

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