Jason Marsh explains the benefits of generosity, altruism, and sharing with others.
In The News
The GGSC's Jeremy Adam Smith appears on "Forum" with former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich to discuss the widening income disparity between elementary school PTAs. In San Francisco, PTA fundraising for elementary schools has increased by nearly 800 percent over the past decade, and many local schools raise hundreds of thousands of dollars a year from parents. But where does that leave schools with predominantly low-income students, whose parents may not be able to afford to chip in? Is the disparity in private funding among public schools widening the gap between rich and poor?
In this radio interview, Dacher Keltner discusses the keys to emotional well-being.
The CBC radio show Tapestry interviews Dacher Keltner about his book Born to Be Good and his studies of positive emotions.
Dr. Carter weighs in on Chua's controversial parenting memoir on CBS Sunday Morning.
Christine Carter discusses how to teach empathy, gratitude, and emotional literacy in children.
Greater Good's Jason Marsh discusses the science of racism and GG's book, Are We Born Racist?
Dacher Keltner, along with Michael W. Kraus and Stéphane Côté, present new research showing lack of empathy in the upper class.
Dacher Keltner discusses his research suggesting the poor have more empathy than the rich.
This Seattle Times story highlights the GGSC's Christine Carter
This NBC Nightly News Thanksgiving day story on the science of happiness and gratitude features the GGSC's Dacher Keltner and Christine Carter.
Christine Carter is featured in this news story about the emotional effects of foreclosures and the economy on both parents and their children.
The GGSC's Dacher Keltner is featured in an article on the science of awe and wonder.
Greater Good's Jason Marsh discusses the impact technology has on our relationships.
Jason Marsh and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton discuss the psychology of prejudiceand Greater Good's new book Are We Born Racist?.
Dacher Keltner discusses the paradox of power, where the traits that aid leaders in gaining their positions of power are lost once they attain them.
The Greater Good book Are We Born Racist? is featured to help explain the Dr. Laura controversy.
Study co-authored by Dacher Ketner finds that the rich are less generous.
Christine Carter discusses the proliferation of online parenting groups.
The GGSC's Dacher Keltner comments on how empathy and compassion can stop bullying.
The GGSC's Christine Carter talks about the importance of dads.
Article on how Christine Carter’s Raising Happiness offers suggestions for a happier family.
Liz Saint John talks with Christine Carter about her book, Raising Happiness
A spotlight on Raising Happiness and Five ways to raise Joyful Kids.
KPFA Radio Interview on "Born to Be Good"
"The Daily Dish" discusses how power corrupts with input from Dacher Keltner
New research suggests how to coach—and be coached—more effectively.
A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.
A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.
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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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