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Jakada Imani, director of capacity building initiatives at the Center for Popular Democracy, explores how spirituality helps us find our place in the universe and inspires us to do good.

Videos and Podcasts: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Awe-Inspiring Power of Faith

By Jakada Imani | July 21, 2016

Jakada Imani, director of capacity building initiatives at the Center for Popular Democracy, explores how spirituality helps us find our place in the universe and inspires us to do good.

 

Articles: What Motivates You to Be Generous?

By Sharon Begley | July 14, 2016

Recent research helps illuminate what's going on in our heads when we choose to give or to hold back.

 

Articles: Can You Incentivize Generosity?

By Jill Suttie | June 23, 2016

According to a new book, most economists don't understand why people behave honestly, fairly, and generously.

 

Articles: Spending Money on Others Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

By Elizabeth Hopper | May 12, 2016

According to a new study, "prosocial spending" may be as good for your blood pressure as a healthy diet and exercise.

 

Articles: Where Does Kindness Come From?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | May 5, 2016

A new study fuses methods from several different branches of science to reveal the forces that shape kindness.

 

Articles: When Taking Risks is Good for Teens

By Jill Suttie | April 26, 2016

Giving to others can give teens a dopamine rush, too—and help prevent depression.

 

Articles: The Right Way to Get Angry at Work

By Deanna Geddes, Dirk Lindebaum | April 19, 2016

Anger has a place at work, Deanna Geddes and Dirk Lindebaum argue, as long as it meets three conditions. 


 
2015, Oxford University Press, 312 pages

Articles: How Altruistic is Your Brain?

By Jill Suttie | March 4, 2016

A new book argues that neuroscience findings suggest that altruism is not a response to moral authority, but rather a hard-wired instinct.

 

Articles: Does Virtue or Vice Work Better in Politics?

By Kathleen Maclay | February 23, 2016

A new study examines which politicians get support for their legislation and which ones don't.

 

Articles: Can Helping Others Help You Find Meaning in Life?

By Elizabeth Hopper | February 16, 2016

New research is finding that being kind and giving to others can make our lives feel more meaningful.

 

Articles: Altruism is Sexy

By Tom Jacobs | January 15, 2016

In a new study, a kind heart trumps good looks—but the combination of both is the most desirable of all.

 

Articles: When Kindness Helps Teens (and When It Doesn’t)

By Kira M. Newman | January 14, 2016

According to a new study, we can predict whether teens will get into trouble by how nice they are to strangers.

 

Articles: Are the Rich Really Less Generous?

By Jason Marsh | December 22, 2015

A new study suggests that inequality—not wealth alone—reduces generosity.

 

Articles: How Our Brains Make Us Generous

By Summer Allen, Jill Suttie | December 21, 2015

A recent series of ground-breaking neuroscience studies suggest that empathy and altruism are deeply rooted in human nature.

 
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Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015

By Jill Suttie, Diana Divecha, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 15, 2015

Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.

 

Articles: Five Research-Based Ways to Say No

By Christine Carter | November 25, 2015

It's easy to feel overtaxed at the end of the year. Christine Carter explains how to set some boundaries (nicely).

 

Articles: How to Put the Giving into Thanksgiving

By Kira M. Newman | November 24, 2015

Gratitude and generosity go hand in hand. Here are three ways to help the generosity flow this Thanksgiving.

 

Articles: Three Strategies for Bringing More Kindness into Your Life

By Juliana Breines | September 16, 2015

Research-based tips that draw from the GGSC’s new website, Greater Good in Action.

 
Gotham, 2015, 266 pages.

Articles: Can We Make Charitable Giving More Effective?

By Jill Suttie | August 27, 2015

Two new books argue that global philanthropy can get a lot better at helping the poor.

 
Matthieu Ricard

Articles: Can People Change?

By Matthieu Ricard | August 25, 2015

In an adaptation from his new book Altruism, Buddhist monk and bestselling author Matthieu Ricard takes on the notion that humans have a fixed nature.

 

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