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The Science of a Meaningful Life at Stanford

April 13, 2016
Center for Education Research at Stanford

A discussion of innovative research and practice

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Research shows that a meaningful life depends on more than meeting our individual needs—it depends too on the compassion and gratitude we have
for others. Come learn how researchers at Berkeley and Stanford bring education of the heart as well as the mind into their curriculum and classes.

Featuring the GGSC’s Jason Marsh and Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., as well as Stanford’s Fred Luskin, Ph.D., and Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Ph.D.

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The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017
Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley
Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.


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Roots of Empathy By Mary Gordon Mary Gordon explains how best to nurture empathy and social emotional literacy in all children—and thereby reduce aggression, antisocial behavior, and bullying.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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