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The GGSC teams with an award-winning radio producer for eight powerful NPR pieces about gratitude--just in time for Thanksgiving.
Marsh receives Excellence Award in the Explanatory Journalism category for "Why Inequality Is Bad for the One Percent"
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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.
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."
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.
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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
Our kids' lives are not our lives. Once you recognize that fact, says Christine Carter, you can start the conversation.
In an adaptation from his new book Altruism, Buddhist monk and bestselling author Matthieu Ricard takes on the notion that humans have a fixed nature.
Research on neurodegenerative diseases suggests that identity Is lost without a moral compass.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
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Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
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The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
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Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
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