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Awards support graduate and undergraduate research at UC Berkeley on compassion, altruism, empathy, and more.
We're advancing the science of gratitude with awards for doctoral student research projects.
The GGSC supports young scholars studying gratitude in teens, brains, workplaces, hospitals, and more!
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As Thanksgiving approaches, the Greater Good Science Center is working with University Health Services to challenge to Cal students, staff, faculty, and alumnae to say "thnx!" every day for two weeks.
Half of your subscription to the pioneering new magazine will be donated to the GGSC.
The Greater Good Science Center is launching a web-based, interactive, shareable gratitude journal—that also serves as a scientific tool for understanding what it means when we say "thank you."
Help the internationally-renowned program bring more compassion to classrooms with the help of your child.
A free streaming video event series on the power of self-directed neuroplasticity
The Greater Good Science Center is looking for someone to help us build a gameful, searchable, and interactive online journal.
The Greater Good Science Center and UC Davis award $3 million in grants to expand the scientific understanding of gratitude.
From a pool of 60 videos produced by more than 100 UC Berkeley students, our judges have selected the winners of our first-ever happiness video competition. They're sure to make you happy.
Apply for a research grant and learn about a range of new initiatives around gratitude.
The GGSC's parenting expert discusses how to help kids cope with stress and foster happiness.
With Greater Good's Jason Marsh, hosted by the Charter for Compassion
Young scholars study morality, the achievement gap, and the biological bases of compassion.
Discussing "tiger mother" Amy Chua's book.
The GGSC is helping to organize a course designed to promote mindfulness and compassion.
If you're in the Bay Area, contact us now for free tickets to an inspiring new movie.
New video highlights the GGSC's work.
Young scholars study positive emotions, prejudice, and disparities in health care and education.
Recognized for outstanding contribution to psychology education
Christine Carter recognized for online coverage of family issues
Most of the time, gratitude is good. But research finds that there are situations when "thank you" may be the wrong response.
It's easy to feel grateful when life is good, says Robert Emmons. But when disaster strikes, gratitude is worth the effort.
Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
Results from the Greater Good "Love of Humanity" quiz.
Greater Good Events
University of California, Berkeley
Clark Kerr Campus
Friday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute will equip educators with social-emotional learning tools that will benefit both students and teachers. Registration is now closed.
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Greater Good Resources
- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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