Judging by the ways that our brains and bodies respond, it seems humans may be wired for music. And the GGSC's Development Director, Jesse Antin, is keyed in to that fact
In The News
ABC 7 News covers Facebook's Fourth Annual Compassion Research Day, including presentations from Greater Good's founding faculty director, Dacher Keltner, and science director, Emiliana Simon-Thomas.
New research from a GGSC Gratitude Dissertation Fellow sheds new light on the psychological and social forces – such as fairness, obligation, and reciprocity – that guide consumer decisions beyond getting the best deal
Researchers in the burgeoning field of gratitude science are finding a host of psychological and physical benefits associated with feeling and expressing thankfulness
Freshmen who have more self-compassion — the degree to which people kindly treat themselves during distressing situations — better cope with the challenges associated with transitioning into college
The poor tend to value social connections, psychologists say. But as people become wealthy, they need one another less and — according to some scientists — make fewer connections. GGSC's Dacher Keltner on the generosity divide between rich and poor.
Vicki Zakrzewski, education director at the GGSC, says that there is a strong relationship between cognitive development and empathy.
GGSC Director Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton on Minnesota Public Radio discussing the science of bias
In response to George Saunder's commencement speech promoting kindness above all other life achievements, Dacher Keltner speaks with KQED's "Forum" on how and why to be kind
GGSC's Jason Marsh on how compassion can spark action after tragedy.
NewsHour talks to GGSC Founding Faculty Director Dacher Keltner about why those feel less well-off tend to act more charitably.
The PBS NewsHour profiles the GGSC in this segment on the link between money and happiness.
An interview with Jeremy Adam-Smith on gratitude in the workplace.
Jason Marsh explains why some are as heroic as London's Ingrid Loyau-Kennett.
Sustainable Brands explains the GGSC's new Compassionate Organizations Quiz
An article on gratitude highlights Jeremy Adam Smith's suggestions on how to bring gratitude into the workplace.
Dacher Keltner, along with a team of others, creates more nuanced emoticons for Facebook.
Jeremy Adam-Smith shares tips on juggling work and family
Mercury News writer Lou Fancher provides a review of the GGSC's Practicing Mindfulness and Compassion event.
Washington Times writer Eric Nelson attends the GGSC's Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion event and shares what he learned about compassion.
Greater Good Editor-in-Chief Jason Marsh and GGSC Faculty Board member Robb Willer explain how consuming less can enhance our happiness.
A profile of the GGSC's work to advance the science and practice of gratitude.
LA Times author Mary MaVean highlights the Greater Good's Thnx4.org gratitude journal.
Emiliana Simon-Thomas is featured in a news segment on the benefits of forming a lifestyle of gratitude
Jason Marsh presents research on empathy in the wealthy as a response to Romney's comment about low-income Americans.
Dacher Keltner's research addresses the complex relationship between wealth and empathy.
Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"
An interview with best-selling author Daniel Goleman about his new book, Focus.
Greater Good Events
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Friday, June 27 - Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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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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The Quality of Life Foundation for its support of the Greater Good Science Center
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