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Articles: Do We Need God to Feel Awe?

By Tania Lombrozo | October 9, 2014

New studies are exploring the scientific basis for feelings of reverence and wonder.

 
Joshua Wolf Shenk

Articles: The Social Artist

By Jill Suttie | September 23, 2014

A new book argues that creativity can be—and often is—a social endeavor, rather than the work of a lone genius.

 
In a presentation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Christina M. Karns of the University of Oregon describes her research into the relationship between gratitude, social reasoning, decision-making, and the brain.

Videos and Podcasts: Gratitude in Your Brain

By Christina Karns | September 15, 2014

In a presentation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Christina M. Karns of the University of Oregon describes her research into the relationship between gratitude, social reasoning, decision-making, and the brain.

 
At the 2014 Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Wendy Mendes of the University of California, San Francisco, discusses her research, “Effects of Measured and Manipulated Gratitude on Biomarkers of Health and Aging.”

Videos and Podcasts: How Does Gratitude Affect Health and Aging?

By Wendy Berry Mendes | September 12, 2014

At the 2014 Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Wendy Mendes of the University of California, San Francisco, discusses her research, “Effects of Measured and Manipulated Gratitude on Biomarkers of Health and Aging.”

 

Articles: Six Skillful Ways to Deal with Disaster

By Linda Graham | September 4, 2014

Practical tools and resources for helping cope with the challenges and crises of our lives.

 
Chris Murchison and Monica Worline present at the 2014 GGSC SIE

Articles: Exploring the Science of Social-Emotional Learning

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 18, 2014

Our Summer Institute for Educators brought together almost 100 people from all over the world—to study, play, and connect with others who are striving to make a difference in students’ lives.

 

Articles: How the Teen Brain Transforms Relationships

By Daniel Siegel | August 12, 2014

Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.

 
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how adolescence remodels the brain, increasing a willingness to take risks and seek out new things.

Videos and Podcasts: Why Teens Seek Novelty and Danger

By Daniel Siegel | July 25, 2014

Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how adolescence remodels the brain, increasing a willingness to take risks and seek out new things.

 
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains why adolescents turn to their peers and away from their parents for security, attachment, and approval.

Videos and Podcasts: Why Teens Turn from Parents to Peers

By Daniel Siegel | July 23, 2014

Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains why adolescents turn to their peers and away from their parents for security, attachment, and approval.

 
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how the adolescent brain prepares teens for adulthood.

Videos and Podcasts: The Purpose of the Teenage Brain

By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 22, 2014

Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how the adolescent brain prepares teens for adulthood.

 
We're pleased to bring you another installment of Rick Hanson's Just One Thing (JOT) newsletter, which each week offers a simple practice designed to bring you more joy, more fulfilling relationships, and more peace of mind and heart.

Articles: Just One Thing: Be Mind Full of Good

By Rick Hanson | July 3, 2014

Savoring positive experiences can change the brain for the better, says Rick Hanson.

 
Psychologist and author Shauna Shapiro explains new research into how meditation changes the brain.

Videos and Podcasts: How Meditation Changes the Brain

By Shauna Shapiro | June 30, 2014

Psychologist and author Shauna Shapiro explains new research into how meditation changes the brain.

 

Articles: Five Tips for Helping Teens Manage Technology

By Diana Divecha | June 25, 2014

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to guiding teens’ technology use, but it helps to understand both the technology and normal brain development.

 

Articles: Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for You

By Joseph P. Forgas | June 4, 2014

Scientists are finding out how sadness works in the brain—and they're discovering that it can confer important advantages.

 
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Articles: Why Do We Laugh?

By Jill Suttie | May 28, 2014

A new book explains what humor is, how things become funny, and why evolution gave us laughter.

 
Hudson Street Press, 266 pages, 2014

Articles: What’s the Truth about Trust?

By Jill Suttie | May 21, 2014

A new book says that trustworthiness is a moving target, dependent on our moods, circumstances, and competing needs.

 

Articles: Can Meditation Promote Altruism?

By Hooria Jazaieri | May 5, 2014

A recent study explores whether mindfulness can boost the intention to help others, even at a cost to oneself.

 

Articles: What Makes a Compassionate Man?

By Kozo Hattori | April 1, 2014

What does it take to foster compassion in men? To find out, Kozo Hattori interviewed scientific and spiritual experts.

 

Articles: How Your Teen Can Thrive Online

By Diana Divecha | March 18, 2014

Two new books look at how the Internet is affecting teens—and what adults can do to help foster a healthy online life for kids.

 

Articles: How Social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy

By Jill Suttie | March 14, 2014

As we age, we tend to shed family and friends—which can hurt our mental and physical health. How can we design communities for seniors that facilitate social connections?

 

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    Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.

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    A new book explores what we know and don’t yet know about human nature and the role of the environment in shaping our moral character.

  

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