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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 Greater Good Gratitude Summit

Craneway Conference Center, Richmond, CA OR Live Webcast
June 7, 2014

A day of science, stories, and inspiration, featuring a keynote by Jack Kornfield and Brother David Steindl-Rast. CE credit hours available.

 

Greater Good Summer Institute for Educators

University of California, Berkeley
Clark Kerr Campus
Friday, June 27 - Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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

 

The Science of Happiness


Starts September 9, 2014 - Register Now!

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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Announcements

GGSC 2013-2014 Graduate Fellow Sarah Wheeler, who is working on validating a social-emotional well-being screener for early-elementary aged children to help schools become more compassionate.

Apply for a GGSC Fellowship!

March 13, 2014

Awards support graduate and undergraduate research at UC Berkeley on compassion, altruism, empathy, and more.

 

Subscribe to Mindful—and Help the GGSC

January 15, 2014

Half of your subscription to the inspiring magazine will be donated to the GGSC.

 

Why It’s Good to Give to the GGSC

December 13, 2013

Please support our work by making a year-end membership 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.

FREE Online Course: The Science of Happiness

| April 14, 2014

 

So What Really Makes People Happy?

Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism | April 14, 2014

Pharrell's feeling "Happy," but how about you? In honor of the UN's International Day of Happiness on March 20, we're delving into what it is that makes us happy and why we should strive for happiness — or not. Christine Carter, sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, shares what it is that makes us most happy.

 

Facebook researchers design Stickers to mimic human emotions

SF Gate | March 17, 2014

GGSC's Dacher Keltner works with Arthuro Bejar, a Facebook engineer who heads the compassion research, on Stickers.

 

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Greater Good Events

The Greater Good Gratitude Summit
Craneway Conference Center, Richmond, CA OR Live Webcast
June 7, 2014


The Greater Good Gratitude Summit

A day of science, stories, and inspiration, featuring a keynote by Jack Kornfield and Brother David Steindl-Rast. 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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Dr. Christine Carter's blog on the science of raising happy kids.

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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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Greater Good Resources

 
 
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Book of the Week

Making Grateful Kids By Jeffrey Froh and Giacomo Bono Two experts explain how to foster gratitude in children, drawing on new research and compelling real-life stories.

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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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