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Articles: The Surprising Benefits of Playful PapasBy Jason Marsh | June 19, 2011
New research suggests dads who play more with their kids make better husbands. But does it let them off the hook from changing diapers?
If we want dad to be more engaged with his kids, we should focus on improving his relationship with mom, according to family experts Philip A. Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan.
Raising Happiness: Helping Kids Deal with StressBy Christine Carter | June 1, 2011
Read the latest Raising Happiness newsletter.
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains why colorblindness doesn't work.
Raising Happiness: Rethinking OptimismBy Christine Carter | May 4, 2011
Fostering confidence in children is easier than you think.
Research Digest Items/Studies: When Do We Forgive?
Articles: Holiday HealingBy Joshua Coleman | December 15, 2010
Joshua Coleman discusses how to make the holidays a time for family closeness, not conflict.
James Baraz explains how you can really enjoy the holidays.
A study suggests how a sense of community can help at-risk pregnant women.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Positive Workplaces, Positive Families
Raising Happiness: Teenagers: Are Yours More Entitled Than Grateful?By Christine Carter | November 18, 2010
When gratitude is a good idea that doesn’t work
Videos and Podcasts: Jane Brody on What Makes a Good DeathBy The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | November 4, 2010
The award-winning New York Times columnist offers lessons for navigating the practical and emotional challenges of end-of-life, based on research and her own personal experiences.
Articles: What Makes a Good Death?By Michael Bergeisen | November 4, 2010
Award-winning New York Times columnist Jane Brody offers lessons for navigating the practical and emotional challenges of end-of-life--part of Greater Good's podcast series.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Some Child Soldiers Don’t Develop PTSD
Raising Happiness: What Are You Happy About?By Janine Kovac | September 30, 2010
New Friday Feature: Community Gratitude Journal
In his latest guest blog post, psychologist Joshua Coleman explains that to repair a relationship with estranged children, parents today need to make the first move.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Promote Emotional Well-Being after a Brain Injury
Research Digest Items/Studies: Social Support and Caregiver Burdern in Taiwan
Articles: Growing PainsBy Joshua Coleman | July 8, 2010
In his first guest blog post, psychologist Joshua Coleman explains why today's parents sometimes become estranged from their adult children—and how they can overcome these conflicts.
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.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
Results from the Greater Good "Love of Humanity" quiz.
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Friday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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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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