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The 25 Leadership Lessons of Steve Kerr

From Sports Illustrated | May 16, 2017

GGSC's Dacher Keltner chimes in on the emotional intelligence of the Golden State Warriors coach.


Past Stories

Aesthetics 101

From UTNE Reader | July/August 2006

Laine Bergeson talks about the lack of inspiration and the "public school experience" in modern day academics.


National Smiles

From The New York Times | December 11, 2005

D.T. Max draws a distinction between American and English smiles.


The Greater Good on Campus

From Common Ground | May 2005


Berkeley: Nice folks finish last? Not so, according to new magazine Read more:

From SF Gate | March 4, 2005

Rick DelVecchio writes on the Greater Good organization.


The Biology of Joy

From TIME Magazine | January 9, 2005


A Smile Doesn’t Always Mean Happy

From TIME Magazine | January 9, 2005


Street Librarian

From Utne Reader | September/October 2004

A spotlight on the debut issue of Greater Good hails it as "a significant new magazine."


Against the Grain

From KPFA 94.1 | July 12, 2004, 12:00pm

Is the world in such turmoil because humans are basically selfish, aggressive and individualistic? Dacher Keltner disagrees with this view of human nature; he claims that people have a biologically-based capacity for goodness.


A meeting of the minds

From TIME Magazine | November 3, 2003

Carol Hyman interviews Dacher Keltner on his attendance in the Dalai Lama's conference "Investigating the Mind: Exchanges between Buddhism and Biobehavioral Science on How the Mind Works" with other behavioral scientists.


New Berkeley Center Pursues Study of Peace

From LA Times | June 17, 2002

Richard Chon writes on the Greater Good Science Center's efforts on studying positive attributes like love, gratitude and compassion.


Berkeley Center Offers a Course in Peace and Love

From London Times | May 21, 2002

James Doran writes on UC Berkeley's opening of a department of social psychology dedicated to researching what makes certain relationships successful and what makes us happy.


In Brief

From TIME Magazine | January 8, 2001

Daniel Levy briefs us on issues that include the tobacco industry, babysitting, and bullying.


The Human Face

From BBC | 2001

This four episode BBC documentary features Michael Palin, Elizabeth Hurley, David Attenborough, Pierce Brosnan, Paul Ekman, and Dacher Keltner, among others on the topic of facial expression, beauty, and fame.


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Greater Good Events

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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Book of the Week

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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