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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 Science of Happiness

Online
Self-paced version of our acclaimed course is open now. Join anytime!

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.

 

The Science of Burnout: What Is It, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It

International House at UC Berkeley
April 29, 2017

A day-long semiar with GGSC Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., celebrated compassion teacher Joan Halifax, burnout expert Christina Maslach, Ph.D., and UCLA psychiatrist Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley
Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.

 

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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 13, 2017

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

 

The GGSC is Hiring a Research/Writing Fellow!

January 18, 2017

A new position to help us report on the science of generosity, gratitude, and more.

 

The GGSC is Hiring a Parenting Program Director!

December 20, 2016

This position will lead a new initiative to support the well-being of parents and their children.

 

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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.

Love on the Brain

University of California | February 14, 2017

Want to know how biology and psychology affect love, relationships and sex? On Valentine's Day, we asked your questions about the "science behind love" to three renowned psychologists/neuroscientists at UC Berkeley: Arthur Aron, Robert Levenson and Emiliana Simon-Thomas.

 

The Power of Nature with Jill Suttie

Yao Consulting Group | February 14, 2017

Being in nature can reduce stress, increase positive emotion, restore attention, and lead to more kindness and creativity. Jill Suttie, PsyD enlightens us on how nature is such an important resource for wellbeing, both for adults and kids.

 

The Science of Creating a Compassionate World: 10 Best Books of 2016

Yes! Magazine | January 3, 2017

The year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on empathy, kindness, and moving the conversation forward.

 

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Greater Good Events

The Science of Happiness
Online
Self-paced version of our acclaimed course is open now. Join anytime!


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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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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