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Tag: Dacher Keltner
Tag: Dacher Keltner
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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.
Videos and Podcasts: Secrets of the Vagus NerveBy Dacher Keltner | July 30, 2012
Dacher Keltner shares his research on the vagus nerve, a key nexus of mind and body and a biological building block of human compassion.
Facebook is confronting cyberbullying and online conflict. Can a team of researchers help boost kindness among the site's 900 million users?
Articles: Generation Wii… or Generation We?By Dacher Keltner | May 22, 2012
In this commencement address, Dacher Keltner asks today's graduates to look for the best in themselves and in humanity.
These entries offer quick recipes for happiness: nature, supportive relationships, altruism, and kittens.
Watch them all for a major boost of happiness!
Check out this engaging tale of paper dolls, modern life, and the secret to true happiness.
Seven separate studies by GGSC-affiliated researchers find that upper-class people are more likely to break laws and social customs.
New research suggests that evolution selects for altruism, not greed.
Articles: Greater Good Sex Tips for GuysBy Jeremy Adam Smith | February 12, 2012
Jeremy Adam Smith offers three science-based sex tips for the emotionally intelligent gentleman.
Articles: When Gossip is GoodBy Yasmin Anwar | January 17, 2012
Gossip isn’t all bad — new study finds its social and psychological benefits
Articles: Fox News: GGSC Fellow Study is “Junk”By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 30, 2011
New media coverage of our research ranges from the helpful to the political.
New research by GGSC graduate fellow Jennifer Stellar finds that upper classes are less able to recognize suffering.
New research co-authored by the GGSC's Dacher Keltner suggests we can instinctively detect whether a stranger is inclined to kindness.
Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Give Out Some HugsBy Christine Carter | July 26, 2011
One thing you can do today to be happier.
Greater Good's executive editor discusses the science of touch, awe, oxytocin, and more.
Articles: You Can’t Buy EmpathyBy Jason Marsh | December 14, 2010
New research suggests the rich have a hard time reading others' emotions.
Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.
New research suggests that cutting back on life’s pleasures helps us enjoy them significantly more.
A new documentary reveals the power of mindfulness and neuroplasticity. Bay Area residents can catch a screening tonight at Stanford University.
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Greater Good Resources
- "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”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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