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Articles: Can Awe Boost Health?

By Yasmin Anwar | February 12, 2015

A new study suggests we can add nature, art, and religion to life’s best anti-inflammatories.

 

Articles: My Trouble With Mindfulness

By Jill Suttie | February 9, 2015

Jill Suttie knows the benefits of mindfulness, but she still doesn't practice it. What holds her back?

 

Articles: Five Ways Music Can Make You Healthier

By Jill Suttie | January 20, 2015

New studies are suggesting that music can be more powerful than medication.

 

Articles: Four Ways Music Strengthens Social Bonds

By Jill Suttie | January 15, 2015

Why would human evolution have given us music? New research says the answer may lie in our drive to connect.

 
Valorie Salimpoor, McGill University

Articles: Why We Love Music

By Jill Suttie | January 12, 2015

Researchers are discovering how music affects the brain, helping us to make sense of its real emotional and social power.

 

Articles: Social-Emotional Learning: Why Now?

By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 7, 2015

Our new and deeper understanding of human development is reshaping how we think about education.

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2014

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Bianca Lorenz, Kira M. Newman, Lauren Klein, Lisa Bennett , Jason Marsh, Jill Suttie | December 26, 2014

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.

 
A protestor in Berkeley, California, after grand juries decided not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Reduce Racism?

By Jill Suttie | December 9, 2014

Can we override hidden prejudice? A new study says, yes, it can be done—and the key might be mindfulness meditation.

 
Read Roman Krznaric's essay, Six Habits of Highly Empathic People.

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2014

By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 8, 2014

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: The Sharing Effect

By Summer Allen | November 24, 2014

A new study explores why sharing emotional experiences—even negative ones—makes us feel better

 
Perigee Trade, 2014, 272 pages

Articles: Why Empathy Matters

By Jill Suttie | November 21, 2014

A new book argues that empathy can be a radical force for social change.

 

Articles: Five Ways to Foster Interracial Friendship in Schools

By Jill Suttie | November 12, 2014

New studies point the way toward a more connected and egalitarian society, starting with friendships between kids.

 

Articles: Can Diversity Make You a Better Communicator?

By Summer Allen | November 10, 2014

A new study finds that people with diverse social roles show stronger brain responses to nonverbal signals from other people.

 

Articles: The Teenage Opportunity

By Diana Divecha | October 28, 2014

A new book argues that America’s approach to raising adolescents is a mix of misunderstanding and contradiction.

 

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.

 

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