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Upcoming Events

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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.

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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Announcements

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!

 

Grateful Schools

November 23, 2015

The GGSC and GreatSchools are partnering to increase the practice of gratitude by encouraging families to share expressions of thanks for their school.

 

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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.

Children’s Books Embedded With Racism As A Teaching Opportunity

NPR | January 24, 2016

Should parents pass up a good story because reading it to their child means wrestling with outdated racial stereotypes? NPR's Rachel Martin asks Greater Good web editor Jeremy Adam Smith.

 

We Are Built to Be Kind

UC Berkeley | January 4, 2016

Human nature is often portrayed as selfish and power hungry, but research by Dacher Keltner finds that we are hard-wired to be kind.

 

BetterWorldians Radio Gratitude Series

BetterWorldians Radio | January 4, 2016

For the final episode of BetterWorldians Radio’s Gratitude Series, the team talked with the Greater Good Science Center about its Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude project. Science Director Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas discussed the fascinating research being done about the benefits of gratitude and how it’s improving lives and relationships.

 

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Most...

  
  • What if Schools Taught Kindness?

    February 1, 2016

    Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.

  • The Subversive Power of the Kiss

    February 11, 2016

    Just in time for Valentine's Day, a wave of studies suggests that the rise of romantic kissing is linked to the changing roles of women.

  • How to Cultivate Humble Leadership

    February 9, 2016

    One principal shares how she transformed her school culture by recognizing her limitations – and then listening to students and staff.

  

Greater Good Events

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 Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2016

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


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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

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

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Book of the Week

Whistling Vivaldi By Claude M. Steele Steele offers studies and stories that show how stereotypes can affect group members' lives in subtle but powerful ways, especially when it comes to academic performance.

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