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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 Science of Happiness

Online
Next Session of Our Acclaimed Course Begins Sept. 6, 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.

 

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

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

 

“Science of Gratitude” Radio Special Wins Gold Medal

June 21, 2016

Our radio special on the power of being thankful receives a Gold Medal at the 2016 International Radio Festival.

 

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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.

Vulnerability and Power with Dr. Dacher Keltner

Mike Robbins | July 25, 2016

Dr. Keltner is a renowned expert in the biological and evolutionary origins of human emotions and he studies awe, compassion, beauty and love.

 

Dacher Keltner on the Power Paradox LISTENDOWNLOADOPEN IN ITUNES

KPFA | July 7, 2016

If you take a quick inventory of all the wealthy people and CEOs who’ve made news by being complete, heartless jerks, you’re left with a pretty simple question: who put them in charge? One narrative: Ruthless people win, so it’s the jerks who float to the top. The counter-narrative: power makes us act bad. Most explanations land on some marriage of the narratives, but our next guest has a radically different approach: it’s things like kindness and compassion that make us powerful in our society – but that power makes us the opposite of kind and compassionate.

 

Suspect your teen is depressed? Don’t wait to seek help

Daily News Journal | June 28, 2016

Help your teen through depression.

 

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Greater Good Events

The Science of Happiness
Online
Next Session of Our Acclaimed Course Begins Sept. 6, 2016


The Science of Happiness

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

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Book of the Week

The Politics of Happiness By Derek Bok Author and former Harvard president, Derek Bok, makes the case that findings from positive psychology should inform social policies, helping the public benefit from what scientists have learned about the roots of a happy, meaningful life.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn

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

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