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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.

 

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Announcements

Meet the GGSC’s New Fellows

August 25, 2016

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

 

The GGSC is Hiring an Education Content Specialist!

June 27, 2016

This new position will produce multimedia resources to help educators nurture kindness and well-being.

 

Join Character Day on September 22, 2016

June 23, 2016

A free annual event where organizations from around the world screen films on the science of character development

 

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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.

UAE begins happiness training for top CEOs

Khaleej Times | September 13, 2016

A select group of 60 chief executive officers from various public departments attended a five-day happiness training programme held recently. The five-month long training, which is being conducted in collaboration with the Greater Good Science Centre - University of California, Berkely, will run until January next year.

 

The Perils of Power

NPR | September 5, 2016

Dacher Keltner challenges the notion that powerful people are all Machiavellian sociopaths.

 

US Officials Turn to Schools to Help Students Deal with Violence

Voice of America Learning English | August 9, 2016

Voice of America reports on how school violence affects our kids. And what schools are doing about it

 

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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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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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