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Richard Louv explains how parents, educators, and urban planners can help kids reconnect with nature—before it's too late.
Social-emotional learning programs have not traditionally targeted students with psychiatric or developmental disabilities. Here’s why they should.
Articles: Convincing Skeptics to Try MeditationBy Jill Suttie | July 28, 2016
Two new books aim to bring mindfulness to two resistant groups: children and lawyers.
A conversation with Paul Tough about his new book, Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why.
One Berkeley preschool is baking empathy into its curriculum—and for good reason.
Videos and Podcasts: How the Exploratorium Fosters WonderBy Tom Rockwell | June 24, 2016
Tom Rockwell, director of exhibits and media studio at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, offers a tour of the museum’s exhibits and how they inspire wonder.
New research is revealing how to protect teens' mental health during a challenging part of life.
Articles: Seven Ways to Foster Empathy in KidsBy Jill Suttie | June 10, 2016
In our age of narcissism, a new book offers research-based tips for encouraging children to be empathic.
Articles: How to Help Low-Income Students SucceedBy Jill Suttie | June 3, 2016
According to a new book, we tend to blame kids who struggle rather than blaming their environment.
According to a new study, reading about scientists’ struggles can help students who aren’t doing so well in science.
According to a new study, considering students' perspectives cuts suspension rates in half and improves student-teacher relationships.
There are people who got bad grades but grew up to be successful adults, says Mark Katz. What’s their secret—and how can schools help?
Karen Bluth shares the highs, lows, and lessons from teaching mindfulness at a low-income high school.
Articles: Is Grit the Key to Success?By Jill Suttie | May 6, 2016
A new book extolls the power of passion and perseverance, but is the research strong enough?
Teacher Appreciation Week is here, not a moment too soon. How can parents and students help teachers to see their own strengths?
A new report finds that the presidential election is having a negative impact on students. What can educators do?
Articles: How to Cultivate Global CompassionBy Jill Suttie | April 8, 2016
Legendary psychologist Paul Ekman explains how to extend compassion beyond our circle of family and friends.
New research suggests that mindfulness helps college students bounce back from poor performance and self-criticism.
New research suggests we need to take account of how diverse groups of students view and apply SEL skills.
Does total integrity mean always acting on our feelings? No, says Christine Carter—but we do need to acknowledge our feelings, and not confuse a false self with a real one.
New research reveals how our media choices reflect and shape our mood and behavior.
According to a new study, we’re less likely to forgive leaders and managers—even when they apologize.
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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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