News & Events


Grateful Schools

November 23, 2015

The GGSC and GreatSchools are partnering to increase the practice of gratitude by encouraging families to share expressions of thanks for their school.

Susan Sarandon, host of The Science of Gratitude

GGSC Co-produces Public Radio Special on “The Science of Gratitude”

November 19, 2015

Narrated by Susan Sarandon, the one-hour documentary will air on stations nationwide this holiday season. Check with your local public radio station to learn when you can hear it.


Meet the GGSC’s New Fellows

July 22, 2015

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


High School Students: Add Your Voice to an Emotion Revolution

June 22, 2015

Complete a short survey to help create positive school climates--and win a chance to meet Lady Gaga!


Announcing Greater Good in Action

May 27, 2015

New online resource offers research-based, hands-on practices to boost happiness, resilience, kindness, and connection.


The GGSC is Hiring a New Web Editor/Producer!

May 19, 2015


Help Us Uncover the Mysteries of Awe Across the Globe!

April 1, 2015

Ready to help us out? Tell us all about your awe here!


Call for Dignity Health-CCARE Fellowship Proposals

February 4, 2015

Interested in researching compassion and healthcare? Consider applying for the Dignity Health-CCARE Fellowship!


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


The Tutu Global Forgiveness Challenge

April 28, 2014

The Forgiveness Challenge, launching May 4, will help you discover how the act of forgiving can bring more love and peace to your life.

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 NPR pieces about gratitude--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!

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.



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




Greater Good Events

The Science of Happiness

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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.


Take a Greater Good Quiz!

How compassionate are you? How generous, grateful, or forgiving? Find out!


Watch Greater Good Videos

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