Parent donations can widen inequities between public schools. What can we do to motivate affluent parents to charitably support all schools, not just their own?
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Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2013By 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.
Articles: How to Close the Gap Between Us and ThemBy Jill Suttie | November 7, 2013
A Q&A with Moral Tribes author Joshua Greene about emotion, reason, and conflict.
Articles: The Cooperative InstinctBy Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | September 21, 2012
A new study finds that our first, quickest impulse is to cooperate, not compete.
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Articles: Urban EvolutionBy Jill Suttie | November 4, 2011
A review of David Sloan Wilson's The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time.
Articles: Steven Pinker’s War and Peace, AbridgedBy Steven Pinker | October 20, 2011
If you're curious about Steven Pinker's massive new book, check out this Greater Good essay for a distilled version.
Articles: Steven Pinker’s History of (Non)ViolenceBy Jason Marsh | October 19, 2011
The psychologist's latest book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, is essential reading for any reader of Greater Good.
A new movement helps people save money and make friends. Could it help build a more cooperative society along the way?
Articles: Debunking the Myth of Human SelfishnessBy Pelin Kesebir | September 13, 2011
Two new books explore the far-reaching science of cooperation.
A recent study suggests how teachers can promote kindness in the classroom, not competition.
Videos and Podcasts: Paul Bloom on Sex, George Clooney, and Other PleasuresBy The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | August 10, 2011
The author of How Pleasure Works explains why we do good and how to find true happiness.
Paul Bloom discusses how the psychology of pleasure can explain what we like and why we do good--part of Greater Good's podcast series.
Articles: The Good, the Bad, and the BrainBy Gregg Sparkman | August 3, 2011
A review of Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality.
Articles: Why Laughter is ContagiousBy Raymond Firmalino | April 12, 2011
A new study offers the first evidence that chimps imitate each other's laughter. Learn why this is research you should keep in mind at your next business meeting.
Articles: Does Sharing Come Naturally to Kids?By Jason Marsh | February 24, 2011
Believe it or not, a new study suggests young kids have a strong tendency to cooperate.
Research Digest Items/Studies: When the “Cuddle Hormone” Isn’t So Cuddly
A review of Is There Anything Good about Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men.
New research suggests how to coach—and be coached—more effectively.
A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.
A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.
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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.
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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”...
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The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
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Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
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Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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