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Tag: Dacher Keltner
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A new study examines which politicians get support for their legislation and which ones don't.
Articles: Does Wealth Reduce Compassion?By BerkeleyWellness, Dacher Keltner | December 17, 2015
Dacher Keltner discusses his lab's research into the effect that wealth has on people's generosity and sense of connectedness.
Students share what they've gained from taking our free online happiness course.
Greater Good Science Center director Dacher Keltner provided scientific advice to Pixar's new family film.
Articles: How Touch Shapes EmotionBy Jill Suttie | March 31, 2015
A new book explores the science of touch, and finds that it is inextricably linked to how we feel and communicate.
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: How Gratitude Beats MaterialismBy Jason Marsh, Dacher Keltner | January 8, 2015
New studies reveal how to deliberately cultivate gratitude in ways that counter materialism and its negative effects.
Kozo Hattori interviewed researchers and spiritual leaders about how to raise compassionate boys. This is what he discovered.
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.
Articles: How to Foster Empathy for ImmigrantsBy Jeremy Adam Smith | August 6, 2014
Why did a group of fourth graders rally in support of an undocumented classmate while the citizens of Murrieta, California, tried to stop immigrant children from entering their town?
Articles: What Makes a Compassionate Man?By Kozo Hattori | April 1, 2014
What does it take to foster compassion in men? To find out, Kozo Hattori interviewed scientific and spiritual experts.
Articles: Are Facial Expressions Universal?By Paul Ekman, Dacher Keltner | March 12, 2014
Charles Darwin argued that we can detect someone’s emotional state by looking at her face. Does new research prove him wrong?
Articles: Compassionate Mind, Healthy BodyBy Emma Seppala | July 24, 2013
Compassion research is at a tipping point: Overwhelming evidence suggests compassion is good for our health and good for the world.
Articles: Are Women More Compassionate than Men?By Emma Seppala | June 26, 2013
The Dalai Lama recently argued that women have more biological potential for compassion than men. Does science support that claim?
Research suggests that inducing awe in the classroom might inspire kids to find a sense of purpose in life
We round up the most-read Greater Good articles from the past year—and point to 15 more you ought to consider reading.
What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.
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.
Videos and Podcasts: The Evolutionary Roots of CompassionBy Dacher Keltner | July 30, 2012
Dacher Keltner explains why Darwin thought compassion is humans’ strongest instinct.
Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.
Christine Carter gets to the heart of the resentment she feels on Mother's Day.
Diana Divecha describes how your mind, body, and life will change with the arrival of a baby.
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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...
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Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
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