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Announcements

GGSC 2013-2014 Graduate Fellow Sarah Wheeler, who is working on validating a social-emotional well-being screener for early-elementary aged children to help schools become more compassionate.

Apply for a GGSC Fellowship!

March 13, 2014

Awards support graduate and undergraduate research at UC Berkeley on compassion, altruism, empathy, and more.

 

Subscribe to Mindful—and Help the GGSC

January 15, 2014

Half of your subscription to the inspiring magazine will be donated to the GGSC.

 

Why It’s Good to Give to the GGSC

December 13, 2013

Please support our work by making a year-end membership contribution. Your gift helps us give back to you!

 
The GGSC's coverage of gratitude is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation as part of our Expanding Gratitude project.

“State of Gratitude” Series for National Public Radio

November 22, 2013

The GGSC teams with an award-winning radio producer for eight powerful pieces about gratitude for NPR--just in time for Thanksgiving.

 

GGSC’s Jason Marsh wins 2013 Excellence in Journalism Award

October 29, 2013

Marsh receives Excellence Award in the Explanatory Journalism category for "Why Inequality Is Bad for the One Percent"

 

Meet the GGSC’s New Fellows!

September 24, 2013

Meet an outstanding group of young researchers who are committed to the greater good.

 

The GGSC is Hiring a Director of Operations!

July 29, 2013

 

Roots of Empathy Needs Bay Area Volunteers and Babies!

July 23, 2013

Help the internationally-renowned program bring more compassion to classrooms.

 
Participants at GGSC's Summer Institute for Educators

Schooling Teachers on Social-Emotional Learning

July 9, 2013

UC Berkeley's NewsCenter visits the GGSC's first ever Summer Institute for Educators

 

Apply for a Gratitude Dissertation Research Award!

March 1, 2013

We're advancing the science of gratitude with awards for doctoral student research projects.

 

Meet Our Gratitude Dissertation Fellows!

January 28, 2013

The GGSC supports young scholars studying gratitude in teens, brains, workplaces, hospitals, and more!

 

Giving Feels Good: Please Support the GGSC!

December 16, 2012

Please support the GGSC by becoming a member or making a donation today. We're funded entirely by readers like you.

 

Welcome to the Rebooted Greater Good!

November 5, 2012

Check out the new features that make Greater Good even better.

 

The GGSC is Looking for a Marketing Director!

October 31, 2012

Help us spread the word about our programs and resources.

 

Take the Cal Gratitude Challenge at Thnx4.org!

October 22, 2012

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.

 

Announcing Thnx4.org!

October 18, 2012

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."

 

The Compassionate Brain

September 11, 2012

A free streaming video event series on the power of self-directed neuroplasticity

 

Request for Proposals: Digital Gratitude Journal

August 16, 2012

The Greater Good Science Center is looking for someone to help us build a gameful, searchable, and interactive online journal.

 
Andrea Hussong of UNC Chapel Hill, whose winning project will explore how gratitude develops through parent-child interaction.

Announcing Our Gratitude Research Awards!

August 3, 2012

The Greater Good Science Center and UC Davis award $3 million in grants to expand the scientific understanding of gratitude.

 
A scene from Bill's Story, the winner of our Human Happiness Student Video Competition.

The Results of Our “Human Happiness” Student Video Competition

May 17, 2012

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.

 

Job Openings at Shambhala Sun and Mindful magazine

February 24, 2012

 

Announcing Our New Gratitude Project!

December 7, 2011

Apply for a research grant and learn about a range of new initiatives around gratitude.

 

Christine Carter on the Today Show

September 19, 2011

The GGSC's parenting expert discusses how to help kids cope with stress and foster happiness.

 

Live Chat on Empathy

July 29, 2011

With Greater Good's Jason Marsh, hosted by the Charter for Compassion

 

Meet the GGSC’s Fellows!

June 22, 2011

Young scholars study morality, the achievement gap, and the biological bases of compassion.

 

Christine Carter on CBS Sunday Morning

January 23, 2011

Discussing "tiger mother" Amy Chua's book.

 

Compassion Training Course

December 15, 2010

The GGSC is helping to organize a course designed to promote mindfulness and compassion.

 

Free Tickets to “Saint Misbehavin”

December 8, 2010

If you're in the Bay Area, contact us now for free tickets to an inspiring new movie.

 

NBC Nightly News Spotlight on the Greater Good Science Center

November 29, 2010

 
GGSC Executive Committee member and UC Berkeley psychologist, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton.

“The Science of Happiness”

October 20, 2010

New video highlights the GGSC's work.

 

Meet the GGSC’s New Fellows!

September 6, 2010

Young scholars study positive emotions, prejudice, and disparities in health care and education.

 

New Greater Good Book: Are We Born Racist?

July 7, 2010

Order your copy today!

 

Welcome to the New Greater Good

May 3, 2010

Tell us what you think!

 

Greater Good Wins Teaching Award

April 23, 2010

Recognized for outstanding contribution to psychology education

 

Build Positive Emotions Next Friday!

April 2, 2010

 

Prestigious Award for GGSC Blog!

March 19, 2010

Christine Carter recognized for online coverage of family issues

 

Searching for a Chief Happiness Officer

March 16, 2010

 

Goodness, Evil, and Everyday Heroism

February 24, 2010

 

The Compassionate Instinct — Live! Tonight! In SF!

January 25, 2010

 

Listen to Greater Good Editors on Tech Nation

January 23, 2010

 

The Compassionate Instinct is OUT!

January 14, 2010

 

Listen to Greater Good on City Visions Radio Tonight!

December 21, 2009

 

Center Study Featured in New York Times

November 24, 2009

 

The Charter for Compassion

November 12, 2009

 

Greed, Games, and Goodness–This Friday!

October 20, 2009

 

Forgiveness and Mindsight

September 29, 2009

 

Forgiveness and Gratitude

September 23, 2009

 

Mobilizing Health – Challenges and the Next Steps

September 11, 2009

 

Why to Be Good, How to Be Happy

September 8, 2009

 

Join the Greater Good Science Center!

August 5, 2009

 

Mobilizing Health Pilot Has Begun!

July 7, 2009

 

Center Fellow Leaves for India to Mobilize Health

June 8, 2009

 

Greater Good Nominated for Independent Press Award

April 3, 2009

 

Greater Good is moving online!

March 10, 2009

 

Happiness & Its Causes

November 19, 2008

 

Three new books forthcoming from Greater Good Science Center authors

November 19, 2008

 

Participate in a Study on Heroism & Altruism

May 29, 2008

 

Grand Theft Childhood? A Greater Good panel on the surprising truths about violent video games

April 30, 2008

 

Another award nomination

March 12, 2008

 

Love talk

February 14, 2008

 

Event: Here’s Looking At You

January 12, 2008

 

Have you ever been a jerk at work?

November 5, 2007

 

Greater Good nominated for Independent Press Award

October 19, 2007

 

The 21st Century Family issue out now

October 5, 2007

 

What are you grateful for?

July 16, 2007

 

New issue now online!

July 9, 2007

 

And our tagline is…

June 5, 2007

 

So It Goes

April 12, 2007

 

Online Contest for Greater Good Magazine Tagline

March 21, 2007

 

See Something/Do Something Day

February 15, 2007

 

Benefit for the Green World Campaign

February 9, 2007

 

Welcome to the Blog for the Greater Good!

January 16, 2007

 

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