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Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains what he sees as the four science-based keys to well-being.

Videos and Podcasts: The Four Constituents of Well-Being

By Richard J. Davidson | January 29, 2016

Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains what he sees as the four science-based keys to well-being.

 

Articles: Why Parents Sing to Babies

By Jill Suttie | January 19, 2016

Are we born to sing? New research suggests that music is critical to emotional and social development.

 

Articles: What Leaders Must Do to Battle Bigotry

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Jason Marsh | January 18, 2016

Prejudice lies deep in the brain, but leaders can create the conditions to help us overcome it.

 
Free Press, 2015, 307 pages

Articles: Don’t Let Your Mind Be Your Worst Enemy

By Jill Suttie | January 13, 2016

Two new books reveal the inner workings of human psychology--biases, rationalizations, and all.

 

Articles: How Fear Hurts Us

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 30, 2015

In the wake of terrorist attacks, American politicians are stoking fear of Muslims. But there's another, better way to respond to violence, argues Jeremy Adam Smith

 

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: May Mindfulness Be With You

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 14, 2015

Jeremy Adam Smith finds common ground with his son in the philosophy of Star Wars.

 
Simon & Schuster, 2015, 400 pages

Articles: What Inequality Does to Kids

By Diana Divecha | December 1, 2015

Robert Putnam's recent book issues a wake-up call for what a nation can and should do for its families.

 

Articles: What Does a Grateful Brain Look Like?

By Adam Hoffman | November 16, 2015

"Thank you" doesn't just bring light to people's faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain.

 
Daniela Kaufer in the lab.

Articles: The Surprising Benefits of Stress

By Peter Jaret | October 20, 2015

A UC Berkeley researcher is discovering the differences between good and bad stress.

 

Articles: How Parents Influence Early Moral Development

By Jill Suttie | September 29, 2015

A new study finds that the key to raising moral kids lies with the parents' sense of empathy and injustice.

 

Articles: Ten Questions to Ask about Scientific Studies

By Jeremy Adam Smith | September 8, 2015

Never take a study at face value, including one you read about in Greater Good!

 
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.

 

Articles: Learning Might Buffer Brain Against Addiction

By Yasmin Anwar | August 7, 2015

A new study challenges the idea that addiction might be hardwired in our brains.

 

Articles: Three Reasons Why You Can’t Always Trust Romantic Instincts

By Juliana Breines | August 6, 2015

When it comes to romance, do you trust your gut? That might not always be the best approach.

 

Articles: How Groups Shape Individual Judgment

By Art Markman | July 31, 2015

How social are people? New research suggests that we can go so far as to confuse our own actions with those of others.

 

Articles: Three Tricks to Help Find Your Sweet Spot

By Christine Carter | July 23, 2015

Want more of that coveted state of ease, brilliance, and hyper-productivity? Here’s how to get it.

 

Articles: The Sleepless See Threats Everywhere

By Yasmin Anwar | July 22, 2015

A new study finds that the sleep-deprived brain can mistake friends for foes.

 

Articles: What Drives Selfless Acts?

By Nathan Collins | July 20, 2015

Altruism has stumped researchers for years, but a new study finds that it may be as simple as choosing to be generous.

 

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