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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 Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

Hillside Club
January 21, 2015

Join the GGSC and Berkeley Arts and Letters for the launch of Christine Carter’s latest book

 

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

 

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

The GGSC is Hiring an Education Program Coordinator!

November 21, 2014

 

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.

The Science of Happiness - with Emiliana Simon-Thomas from UC Berkeley

CultureTalks | December 15, 2014

Watch an interview with our Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas and explore happiness, the science behind it, and important tools and exercises to foster happiness in your own life!

 

Myths About Boys and Emotions

Huffington Post Live | December 8, 2014

GGSC Education Director Vicki Zakrzewski talks with HuffPo Live's Marc Lamont Hill about boys, men, and emotions

 

UC Berkeley Rules: Costa Rica is the Happiest Nation on Earth

The Costa Rica News | December 8, 2014

In their online course “The Science of Happiness”, UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center measured the subjective happiness of more than 40,000 students from 58 countries. They found that social connectedness is a greater factor in a country's net happiness than national GDP, and individual priority and stress in a nation's culture seem to detract from happiness.

 

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The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work
Hillside Club
January 21, 2015


The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

Join the GGSC and Berkeley Arts and Letters for the launch of Christine Carter’s latest book


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Book of the Week

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child By John Gottman, with Joan Declaire This is a great book for learning how to emotion coach your child, written by a highly regarded researcher.

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