Tag: Brain


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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: How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

By Jill Suttie | March 2, 2016

We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.


Articles: What Music Looks Like in the Brain

By Jill Suttie | February 29, 2016

A new study discovers a neural circuit dedicated to music.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Articles: Women, Power, and Hillary Clinton

By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 24, 2016

Research suggests that Clinton’s election could increase women’s political power—but they’ll face the same pitfalls as their male counterparts.

Viking, 2016, 400 pages

Articles: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups

By Diana Divecha | February 19, 2016

A new book by Erika Christakis explains how current trends in preschool education are harming children.

Dr. 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

Dr. 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.


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