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Articles: Mindful Kids, Peaceful SchoolsBy Jill Suttie | Summer 2007
With eyes closed and deep breaths, students are learning a new method to reduce anxiety, conflict, and attention disorders. But don’t call it meditation.
Articles: Book Review: The Power of PlayBy Dawn Friedman | Summer 2007
By David Elkind
Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2007, 240 pages
Articles: A Lesson in ThanksBy Jeffrey Froh | Summer 2007
Psychologist Jeffrey Froh infused middle-school classes with a small dose of gratitude—and found that it made students feel more connected to their friends, family, and their school.
Articles: We Are All BystandersBy Jason Marsh, Dacher Keltner | Fall/Winter 2006-07
But we don’t have to be. Dacher Keltner and Jason Marsh explain why we sometimes shackle our moral instincts, and how we can set them free.
Articles: Book Review: Critical LessonsBy Matthew Wheeland | Fall/Winter 2006-07
By Nel Noddings
Cambridge University Press, 2006, 319 pages
Articles: Finding Meaning in MedicineBy Karin Evans | Fall/Winter 2006-07
Physician burnout, rushed and impersonal care for patients—this is what's ailing the medical profession today. Some doctors have a prescription for change.
Articles: Playground HeroesBy Ken Rigby, Bruce Johnson | Fall/Winter 2006-07
Who can stop bullying? Not just parents and teachers, argue Ken Rigby and Bruce Johnson.
Articles: Everyday AchievementsBy Matthew Wheeland | Fall/Winter 2005-06
What’s the key to academic success for kids struggling in school, especially those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds?
Articles: Digital DiplomacyBy Kathy M. Newman | Spring/Summer 2006
In an industry often criticized for promoting sex and violence, a new video game helps users bring peace to the Middle East. But will anyone want to play?
Articles: Handle with CareBy Nel Noddings | Spring/Summer 2006
To deal with everyday ethical problems, kids need more than just a simple list of rules or virtues, argues Nel Noddings. They need chances to talk through their problems with caring and engaged adults.
Articles: Right and Wrong in the Real WorldBy Joshua Halberstam | Spring/Summer 2006
From our friendships to our jobs to our conduct in public, seemingly small decisions often pose tough ethical dilemmas, says Joshua Halberstam. He offers guidance for navigating the ethical dimension of everyday life.
Articles: Book Review: The Ethical BrainBy Jason Marsh | Spring/Summer 2006
By Michael S. Gazzaniga
Dana Press, 2005, 225 pages
Articles: Book Review: All RiseBy Matthew Wheeland | Spring/Summer 2006
By Robert W. Fuller
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006, 200 pages
A giant in the field of social psychology draws on five decades of teaching and research to reveal the secrets of a fulfilling life to today's graduating seniors.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
Feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? That may be a sign of progress, says Jeremy Adam Smith.
Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman explain the science behind "mind whispering"—a technique for overcoming self-defeating habits of mind.
Studies show giving makes people happy, and happiness makes people give--but not always. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton offer three ways to help people feel good about giving.
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University of California, Berkeley
Clark Kerr Campus
Friday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute will equip educators with social-emotional learning tools that will benefit both students and teachers. Registration is now closed.
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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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