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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 Art and Science of Awe

Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley Campus
June 4, 2016

A day of cutting-edge research and awe-inspiring performances


The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2016

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley
Sunday, June 26-Friday, July 1, 2016 OR Friday, July 15-Wednesday July 20, 2016 OR Sunday, July 24-Friday, July 29, 2016

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips educators with social-emotional learning tools that benefit both students and teachers.


The Science of Happiness

Register now for the acclaimed online course, re-launching January 5, 2016

A 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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Request for Proposals to Redesign the GGSC Web Presence

February 16, 2016

The Greater Good Science Center is redesigning its online magazine and creating a new website to showcase the work of the entire organization.

GGSC 2015-2016 Graduate Fellow Alison Cohen, who is examining links between characteristics of the school setting and health and well-being across the lifespan.

Apply for a GGSC Fellowship!

February 11, 2016

We welcome researchers from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines at UC Berkeley to apply for research support.


Why Giving to the GGSC is Good For You

December 3, 2015

Please support our work by making a year-end contribution. Your gift helps us give back to you!


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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.

Next Level Living Episode 8: The Science Of Gratitude

Huffington Post | March 10, 2016

GGSC's Jason Marsh and Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas explain the science of gratitude.


City Visions: The Mindfulness Revolution - Inspiring Corporate America?

| February 29, 2016

On February 29, 2016 host Joseph Pace and guests explore the ways Bay Area companies are incorporating mindfulness into the workplace


As Twitter Blows the Whistle on Trolls, A Cal Scholar’s Celebrity Makes Her a Target

California Magazine | February 26, 2016

GGSC's Dacher Keltner uses the science of cooperation and compassion to empower Twitter users to engage in more productive free speech.


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Greater Good Events

The Art and Science of Awe
Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley Campus
June 4, 2016

The Art and Science of Awe

A day of cutting-edge research and awe-inspiring performances


Take a Greater Good Quiz!

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


Watch Greater Good Videos

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Talks by inspiring speakers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dacher Keltner, and Barbara Fredrickson.


Greater Good Resources


Book of the Week

The Moral Molecule By Paul J. Zak A look at the hormone oxytocin's role in trust and how that may be the basis of a well-functioning economic system.

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