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The Experiment,  2014, 243 pages

Articles: Does Nature Select for Nice?

By Joseph Ferrell | March 26, 2014

A new book argues that selflessness, not selfishness, creates more genetic success.

 

Articles: All You Need is Love, Gratitude, and Oxytocin

By Lauren Klein | February 11, 2014

A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2013

By Jason Marsh, Devan Davison, Bianca Lorenz, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam Smith, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | January 2, 2014

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.

 
To learn more, read this Q&A with Daniel Goleman about Focus in Greater Good!

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2013

By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Marsh | December 16, 2013

Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.

 
Crown, 2013, 288 pages

Articles: The Moralist in the Crib

By Diana Divecha | December 11, 2013

Are children blank slates or selfish monsters? A new book draws on decades of research to argue that we are born with a bias toward goodness.

 
Crown, 2013, 374 pages

Articles: Why Are We So Wired to Connect?

By Jill Suttie | December 2, 2013

A new book outlines the evidence for the primacy of social connections in our lives, and presents guidelines improving workplaces, schools, and personal well-being.

 

Articles: Why You Should Sleep Your Way to the Top

By Jill Suttie | December 1, 2013

Many Americans are against sleep, equating it with laziness. But one of the world's leading experts on sleep says that's hurting our relationships and our ability to solve problems.

 
Joshua Greene's new book, Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Penguin Press, 432 pages, 2013)

Articles: How to Close the Gap Between Us and Them

By Jill Suttie | November 7, 2013

A Q&A with Moral Tribes author Joshua Greene about emotion, reason, and conflict.

 

Articles: A Healthier Kind of Happiness

By Jill Suttie | September 10, 2013

Happiness and good health seem to go together. But according to a new study, not all forms of happiness are created equal.

 

Articles: How to Turn Your Brain from Anger to Compassion

By Paul Gilbert | September 4, 2013

Attention is like a spotlight—whatever it shines on becomes brighter in the mind. This knowledge can help us build compassion, says Paul Gilbert.

 

Articles: Can Patriotism Be Compassionate?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 2, 2013

Feeling ambivalent about the Fourth of July? New psychological research points to how we can feel authentic pride for our country—and still be citizens of 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?

 

Articles: This Is Your Brain on Heartbreak

By Meghan Laslocky | February 15, 2013

Why does getting dumped hurt physically? Meghan Laslocky explains where that feeling comes from, and what it's good for.

 

Articles: Being Kind Makes Kids Happy

By Delia Fuhrmann | August 1, 2012

A new study is the first to show that kids get a happiness boost from sacrificing for others, suggesting our strong inclinations for altruism.

 

Articles: The Compassionate Species

By Dacher Keltner | July 31, 2012

The vulnerability of our children transformed human relationships, argues Dacher Keltner, and made compassion essential to our survival.

 
Dacher Keltner explains why Darwin thought compassion is humans’ strongest instinct.

Videos and Podcasts: The Evolutionary Roots of Compassion

By Dacher Keltner | July 30, 2012

Dacher Keltner explains why Darwin thought compassion is humans’ strongest instinct.

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Tough Guys Sacrifice More

 
Kids learning mindfulness from the Holistic Life Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland.

Articles: Toward a More Mindful Nation

By Tim Ryan | April 25, 2012

Economic insecurity. A broken health care system. Youth violence. Congressman Tim Ryan explains how mindfulness can help.

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: The Selfless Chimp

 
V.S. Ramachandran

Articles: Do Mirror Neurons Give Us Empathy?

By Jason Marsh | March 29, 2012

Neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran explains what mirror neurons tell us—and what they don't—about empathy and other skills.

 

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