"The Daily Dish" discusses how power corrupts with input from Dacher Keltner
In The News
Dacher Keltner, along with a team of others, creates more nuanced emoticons for Facebook.
Are We Wired for Compassion?
Here on Earth, Radio Without Borders covers "The Compassionate Instinct"/"Born to Be Good"
A radio show on the science and psychology of altruism, including Greater Good's Jason Marsh
The Empathy Gene study
UC Berkeley professor Dacher Keltner and Standford neurosurgeon Jim Doty debunk traditional views on humans' violent nature and promote the influence of generosity.
Survival of the Selfless? A Review of The Compassionate Instinct
Review of Born To Be Good
Moira Gunn interviews D Keltner and J Marsh on The Compassionate Instinct
The GGSC's work is featured in this San Francisco Chronicle Magazine cover story on the science of happiness.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports that psychologists can tell how happy you are by reading your smile.
Two authors from the new issue of Greater Good magazine discuss the 21st Century Family.
Heidi Benson writes on the recent proliferation of positive change magazines in the Bay Area.
In light of a recent study, the program examines the complexities of what makes today's youth happy.
Alex Williams addresses the proliferation of emoticon use in regards to a professional environment.
Richard Conniff writes on the correlation between wealth, power, and behavior.
D.T. Max writes on the growth of positive psychology, taking from professors that include Kashdan, Seligman, Fredrickson.
Greater Good Science Center Founder and Faculty Director Dacher Keltner is featured in this forum which takes a look at the psychology of power and its effect on our social and working lives.
A new type of video game sets its sights on world peace and sustainability.
Laine Bergeson talks about the lack of inspiration and the "public school experience" in modern day academics.
D.T. Max draws a distinction between American and English smiles.
Rick DelVecchio writes on the Greater Good organization.
Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.
Results from the Greater Good "Love of Humanity" quiz.
A Q&A with visionary educator John Hunter, creator of the World Peace Game.
Greater Good Events
University of California, Berkeley
Clark Kerr Campus
Friday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute will equip educators with social-emotional learning tools that will benefit both students and teachers. Registration is now closed.
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Watch Greater Good Videos
Talks by inspiring speakers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dacher Keltner, and Barbara Fredrickson.Watch
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
Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence