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Past Stories

Nice Guys Finish First

From The New York Times | May 16, 2011

Dacher Keltner featured in a David Brooks column on altruism.


Christine Carter on the Daily Show

From The Daily Show | April 26, 2011

Dr. Carter discusses "tiger moms" with The Daily Show's Olivia Munn.


Rich People Have Less Compassion, Psychology Research Suggests

From The Huffington Post | April 11, 2012

Dacher Keltner discusses his research on how social class affects care for others


Should Lottery Winners Share with Colleagues?

From | April 1, 2011

Jason Marsh explains the benefits of generosity, altruism, and sharing with others.


Building Compassion & Reducing Stress

From Alice, 97.3 FM | March 21, 2011

In this radio interview, Dacher Keltner discusses the keys to emotional well-being.


Survival of the Kindest

From Tapestry, on CBC Radio | January 30, 2011

The CBC radio show Tapestry interviews Dacher Keltner about his book Born to Be Good and his studies of positive emotions.


Christine Carter on “Tiger Mother” Amy Chua

From CBS Sunday Morning | January 23, 2011

Dr. Carter weighs in on Chua's controversial parenting memoir on CBS Sunday Morning.


Teaching Children Empathy

From The Charlotte Observer | January 16, 2011

Christine Carter discusses how to teach empathy, gratitude, and emotional literacy in children.


Are we born racist? The talk you must have with your children

From ParentMap Magazine | January 02, 2011

Greater Good's Jason Marsh discusses the science of racism and GG's book, Are We Born Racist?


As for Empathy, the Haves Have Not

From The New York Times | December 30, 2010

Dacher Keltner, along with Michael W. Kraus and Stéphane Côté, present new research showing lack of empathy in the upper class.


Class & Emotion

From KQED Radio | Dec 30, 2010

Dacher Keltner discusses his research suggesting the poor have more empathy than the rich.


It’s a Good Time to Feel Better

From The Seattle Times | November 24, 2010

This Seattle Times story highlights the GGSC's Christine Carter


Genetically Wired for Gratitude?

From NBC Nightly News | November 25, 2010

This NBC Nightly News Thanksgiving day story on the science of happiness and gratitude features the GGSC's Dacher Keltner and Christine Carter.


Home Heads for Foreclosure After Broken Promise

From ABC 7 | November 3, 2010

Christine Carter is featured in this news story about the emotional effects of foreclosures and the economy on both parents and their children.


The Key to Fulfillment

From O, The Oprah Magazine | November 16, 2010

The GGSC's Dacher Keltner is featured in an article on the science of awe and wonder.


How Connected Are You?

From Woman's Day | October 4, 2011

Greater Good's Jason Marsh discusses the impact technology has on our relationships.


Editors Discuss New Greater Good Book, Are We Born Racist?

From The Morning Show radio show KPFA 94.1 | August 31, 2010

Jason Marsh and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton discuss the psychology of prejudiceand Greater Good's new book Are We Born Racist?.


The Power Trip

From The Wall Street Journal | August 14, 2010

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.


Dr. Laura’s apology and the science of racism

From The Washington Post | August 22, 2010

The Greater Good book Are We Born Racist? is featured to help explain the Dr. Laura controversy.


Wealth, Poverty, and Compassion

From The Economist | July 29, 2010

Study co-authored by Dacher Ketner finds that the rich are less generous.


Moms make online bonds of parenthood in listservs

From USA Today | June 22, 2010

Christine Carter discusses the proliferation of online parenting groups.


How Not to Raise a Bully: The Early Roots of Empathy

From TIME Magazine | April 17, 2010

The GGSC's Dacher Keltner comments on how empathy and compassion can stop bullying.


Christine Carter on ABC World News

From ABC World News with Diane Sawyer | June 18, 2010

The GGSC's Christine Carter talks about the importance of dads.


Two Simple Ways to Be a Happier Parent

From US News & World Report | March 2, 2010

Article on how Christine Carter’s Raising Happiness offers suggestions for a happier family.


Interview with Christine Carter about Raising Happiness

From Sunday Magazine radio show 97.3 | February 28, 2010

Liz Saint John talks with Christine Carter about her book, Raising Happiness


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