An interview with Jeremy Adam-Smith on gratitude in the workplace.
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There’s more to philanthropy than just doing good and more to gratitude than just saying, “Thanks.” Grateful and generous people are happier, healthier and more positive than people who aren’t, according to emerging data.
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.
The GGSC's Emiliana Simon-Thomas talks to Berkeleyside about the practice of gratitude in her personal and professional life
Article on gratitude conference highlights the GGSC's "Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude" project and interviews science director Emiliana Simon-Thomas.
An interview with Jeremy Adam Smith on his thoughts regarding the shift from traditional roles in the American workforce and home.
Just in time for Father's day, Jeremy Adam Smith discusses the role of fathers in the home and their place in children's literature.
A T.V. interview with Emiliana Simon-Thomas regarding research findings on compassion in religious people compared to non-religious people.
Jeremy Adam Smith explains the effect of the media's portrayal of race on our minds
Jason Marsh explains how heroic JetBlue passengers overcame the bystander effect
In this New York Times Room for Debate opinion piece, the GGSC's Dacher Keltner explains how money makes people act unethically.
GGSC fellow Eve Ekman does research on the benefits of incorporating empathy into the workforce
Dacher Keltner and Christine Carter's tips on how to have truly happy holidays
Jeremy Adam Smith discusses ways to cultivate and embrace gratitude and giving during the holiday season.
Anger is a tool that helps us read and respond to upsetting social situations. But how can you stop it from getting out of hand?
Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.
New studies suggest you should hold out for a relationship that makes you truly happy.
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November 7, 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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