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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.

Michael Gazzaniga: A Life in Neuroscience

Hillside Club, Berkeley, CA
February 11, 2015

Neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga in conversation with the GGSC’s Emiliana Simon-Thomas

 

The Science of Happiness


Self-Paced Course Is Now Live! Take It at Your Own Pace Through May 2015

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.

 

Putting the Science of Happiness into Practice

Esalen Institute
February 27-March 1, 2015

An in-person companion course to our blockbuster online Science of Happiness course

 

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Announcements

Request for Proposals: GGSC Gratitude Postdoctoral Fellowship

January 14, 2015

The GGSC continues Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude with a two-year Gratitude Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity!

 

Boost Your Happiness

August 19, 2014

Five Research-Based Exercises to Help You Up Your Well-Being

 

Happiness in Action for Cal Students

August 8, 2014

Learn the Secrets to the Science of Happiness with a FREE Online Course

 

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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.

Christine Carter on Managing Life’s Complexities

Berkeleyside | January 20, 2015

The GGSC's former director on routines, will power, and finding your sweet spot.

 

AWE: FOR ALTRUISM AND HEALTH?

Slate.com | January 14, 2015

Dacher Keltner discusses awe and the effect it has on our daily lives

 

Powerful People Are Messy Eaters, Maybe

New York Magazine | January 13, 2015

Dacher Keltner presents his findings on how power correlates to selfishness, including how power affects manners.

 

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Greater Good Events

Michael Gazzaniga: A Life in Neuroscience
Hillside Club, Berkeley, CA
February 11, 2015


Michael Gazzaniga: A Life in Neuroscience

Neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga in conversation with the GGSC’s Emiliana Simon-Thomas


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Book of the Week

Why We Cooperate By Michael Tomasello Nature and nurture interact to inform, and reform, cooperative behavior. Infants and apes are both able to share, but only the two-year-old will pick up that thing you dropped in front of her.

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