A new study shows how the Cultivating Emotional Balance program can help teachers (and the rest of us) reduce stress and cultivate compassion.
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Articles: Can Romance Heal Childhood Traumas?By Jill Suttie | February 10, 2012
A review of Wired For Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship
Articles: Do Rats Feel Empathy?By Marc Bekoff | January 12, 2012
A new study finds rats prefer helping others over eating sweets. What does that mean for the way we treat animals?
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.
Does empathy lead to altruism? The New York Times columnist gets it wrong.
Articles: Does SEL Make the Grade?By Jill Suttie | September 20, 2011
Fueled by new research, the social-emotional learning movement is building momentum. Is it enough to make American schools change their course?
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains how to make sense of conflicting scientific evidence.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How Depression Reduces Empathy
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.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Are Toddlers Capable of Empathy?
Research Digest Items/Studies: Where the Brain Feels Empathy
Articles: The Wisdom of BabiesBy Mary Gordon | July 27, 2011
As Roots of Empathy gears up for its U.S. expansion, founder Mary Gordon reveals how the program has nurtured compassion around the world, one child at a time.
Videos and Podcasts: Meet Baby MeiBy Mary Gordon | July 26, 2011
Mary Gordon shows a Roots of Empathy classroom and baby in action, explaining how together they help break cycles of intergenerational violence.
Videos and Podcasts: Emotional LiteracyBy Mary Gordon | July 21, 2011
Mary Gordon shares inspiring stories about children performing remarkable acts of compassion.
Articles: Can Empathy Reduce Racism?By Alex Dixon | July 21, 2011
A new study suggests we can keep our prejudices in check by trying to see the world through someone else's eyes.
Videos and Podcasts: Our Common HumanityBy Mary Gordon | July 16, 2011
Mary Gordon discusses how caring for a baby helps children find the humanity in themselves and others.
Videos and Podcasts: Tiny TeachersBy Mary Gordon | July 11, 2011
Mary Gordon describes how babies can foster emotional connection and emotional literacy in the classroom.
Videos and Podcasts: Roots of Empathy’s ImpactBy Mary Gordon | July 6, 2011
Mary Gordon discusses the research showing that Roots of Empathy reduces aggression, boosts emotional literacy, and creates more caring children.
Articles: From Evil to EmpathyBy Jill Suttie | June 7, 2011
A review of The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty.
In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.
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.
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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University of California, Berkeley
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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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- "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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