Many students go through high school bored and unengaged. Patrick Cook-Deegan explains what a purpose-driven curriculum would look like.
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Articles: Can Gen Y Fix Our Schools?By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 22, 2013
They may get a bad rap, but research suggests that the needs of Gen Y teachers could help us create thriving schools.
Articles: How to Foster Group CreativityBy Jeremy Adam Smith | April 11, 2012
In the second of a two-part conversation, Imagine author Jonah Lehrer explains how science can help teams become more creative.
Jonah Lehrer's new book shows that creativity is not a single gift possessed by the lucky few. It’s a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively.
Articles: How Creativity WorksBy Jeremy Adam Smith | April 10, 2012
Imagine author Jonah Lehrer explores how neuroscientific discoveries have helped us understand the ways we imagine new things.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Are Two Heads Really Better Than One?
Just in time for Valentine's Day, a wave of studies suggests that the rise of romantic kissing is linked to the changing roles of women.
Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.
One principal shares how she transformed her school culture by recognizing her limitations – and then listening to students and staff.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence