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Articles: How Stories Change the Brain

By Paul J. Zak | December 17, 2013

Paul Zak's research is uncovering how stories shape our brains, tie strangers together, and move us to be more empathic and generous.

 
To learn more, read this Q&A with Daniel Goleman about Focus in Greater Good!

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2013

By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Marsh | December 16, 2013

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

 
Crown, 2013, 288 pages

Articles: The Moralist in the Crib

By Diana Divecha | December 11, 2013

Are children blank slates or selfish monsters? A new book draws on decades of research to argue that we are born with a bias toward goodness.

 
In this talk from the “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference on March 8, 2013, Magee explores how to apply contemplative practices to our professional lives—and in doing so create more compassionate workplaces.

Videos and Podcasts: Applying Mindfulness to Workplaces

By Rhonda Magee | December 11, 2013

In this talk from the “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference on March 8, 2013, Magee explores how to apply contemplative practices to our professional lives—and in doing so create more compassionate workplaces.

 
Rick Hanson explains how mindfulness meditation can strengthen our brains and help us focus our attention.

Videos and Podcasts: How to Change Your Brain

By Rick Hanson | December 5, 2013

Rick Hanson explains how mindfulness meditation can strengthen our brains and help us focus our attention.

 
Crown, 2013, 374 pages

Articles: Why Are We So Wired to Connect?

By Jill Suttie | December 2, 2013

A new book outlines the evidence for the primacy of social connections in our lives, and presents guidelines improving workplaces, schools, and personal well-being.

 

Articles: Why You Should Sleep Your Way to the Top

By Jill Suttie | December 1, 2013

Many Americans are against sleep, equating it with laziness. But one of the world's leading experts on sleep says that's hurting our relationships and our ability to solve problems.

 
Joshua Greene's new book, Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Penguin Press, 432 pages, 2013)

Articles: How to Close the Gap Between Us and Them

By Jill Suttie | November 7, 2013

A Q&A with Moral Tribes author Joshua Greene about emotion, reason, and conflict.

 

Articles: Just One Thing: Feel the Support

By Rick Hanson | October 24, 2013

We get more support than we think, says Rick Hanson. We just have to allow ourselves to feel it.

 

Articles: Five Surprising Ways Oxytocin Shapes Your Social Life

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 17, 2013

New research is finding that oxytocin doesn’t just bond us to mothers, lovers, and friends—it also seems to play a role in excluding others from that bond.

 
Harper, 2013, 320 pages

Articles: Are We Losing Our Focus?

By Jill Suttie | October 9, 2013

In a new book, Daniel Goleman argues that focus leads to greater happiness, better relationships, and increased productivity.

 

Articles: What’s Love Got to Do with the Brain?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 3, 2013

Poems and pop songs have a lot to say about love. But is it all nonsense? Helen Fisher looks at lyrics through a scientific lens.

 
Participants at the GGSC's Summer Institute for Educators

Articles: Can Mindfulness Make Us Better Teachers?

By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 2, 2013

A new study suggests that training teachers in mindfulness not only reduces burnout but also improves their performance in the classroom.

 
In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, GGSC Science Director Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas explains why mindfulness meditation can help support the growth of compassion in the brain.

Videos and Podcasts: The Biology of Mindfulness and Compassion

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | September 25, 2013

In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, GGSC Science Director Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas explains why mindfulness meditation can help support the growth of compassion in the brain.

 

Articles: How to Grow the Good in Your Brain

By Rick Hanson | September 24, 2013

Rick Hanson explains how we can protect ourselves from the stress of negative experiences.

 
2012 Science of the Mind student Jillian Murphy examines a human brain at the Harvard Brain Bank.

Articles: How to Teach Teens About the Brain

By Amir Flesher | September 18, 2013

At a high school in Vermont, Amir Flesher gives his students a glimpse into how their minds work—with the goal of making adolescence less painful and nurturing their growth into happy adults.

 

Articles: How to Turn Your Brain from Anger to Compassion

By Paul Gilbert | September 4, 2013

Attention is like a spotlight—whatever it shines on becomes brighter in the mind. This knowledge can help us build compassion, says Paul Gilbert.

 
In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, Paul Gilbert explains how we can wake up to compassion.

Videos and Podcasts: How Mindfulness Fosters Compassion

By Paul Gilbert | September 4, 2013

In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, Paul Gilbert explains how we can wake up to compassion.

 

Articles: When Empathy Hurts, Compassion Can Heal

By Adam Hoffman | August 22, 2013

A new neuroscientific study shows that compassion training can help us cope with other people's distress.

 
SharpBrains, Inc, 2013, 284 pages

Articles: How to Keep Your Brain Sharp

By Jill Suttie | July 30, 2013

A new book explores how to optimize brain health through all the stages of life.

 

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