A new book argues that helping others can actually help us achieve more.
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For African-American students, storytelling skills directly predict their early reading skills.
According to a new study, the relationship between happiness and personality is more complex than we thought.
Videos and Podcasts: Does Ambition Make us Happy?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 7, 2012
Our children are increasingly pushed to achieve, achieve, achieve. Will this make their lives successful, happy, and meaningful? Rona and I discuss the ways that ambition brings happiness, and how to foster both in our children.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Does Ambition Make us Happy?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | June 7, 2012
And does achievement necessarily bring meaning?
A recent study suggests boys who do poorly in school are more attracted to violent video games—and violent behavior.
Raising Happiness: The Power of the Compassionate ImaginationBy Christine Carter | October 31, 2011
Videos and Podcasts: Unrealistic Expectations: Not a Happiness HabitBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | March 7, 2011
Do we expect too much from ourselves and our kids?
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Unrealistic Expectations—Not a Happiness HabitBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | March 7, 2011
Sometimes happiness comes from lowering the bar.
Research Digest Items/Studies: The Academic Success of Immigrant Students
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Articles: Tiny ArtistsBy Kyle Smith | July 1, 2010
A new study challenges the need for academic preschools.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Communication Helps Bridge Achievement Gaps
Raising Happiness: The Takeaway: What Research Tells Us About Raising KidsBy Christine Carter | September 1, 2009
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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- "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”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program