According to a new study, mindful people are more likely to overcome the emotional turmoil and pain of infidelity.
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A new study compares different responses to bullying—and finds that forgiveness may have to wait.
Articles: What if Schools Taught Kindness?By Laura Pinger, Lisa Flook | February 1, 2016
Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015By Jill Suttie, Diana Divecha, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 15, 2015
Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.
Articles: How to Move Beyond PainBy Jill Suttie | November 27, 2015
Brené Brown's new book provides readers with a pathway out of shame and toward more self-compassion.
Articles: The Three Parts of an Effective ApologyBy Christine Carter | November 12, 2015
"I'm sorry" isn't enough—Christine Carter explains what else needs to be said.
New data from our Science of Happiness course confirm the link between well-being and relationship quality.
Articles: What a Greater Good School Looks LikeBy Vicki Zakrzewski | October 27, 2015
One school in India is cultivating the well-being of students by implementing Greater Good Science Center practices.
Articles: Eight Keys to ForgivenessBy Robert Enright | October 15, 2015
Forgiveness can be incredibly difficult. Robert Enright explains where to start.
Articles: Does Forgiveness Make Men Feel Weak?By Kira M. Newman | October 14, 2015
A new study suggests that men and women might experience forgiveness differently.
A new book explores why we forgive and how forgiveness can help us.
In two high-profile cases of mass murder, some have argued that survivors and victims' families need the death penalty for a sense of closure. But is that really true?
Articles: Just One Thing: Forgive YourselfBy Rick Hanson | June 25, 2015
Everyone makes mistakes. But it takes skill to hush your inner critic!
Articles: Why Cynicism Can Hold You BackBy Kira M. Newman | June 11, 2015
A new study suggests that distrusting human nature can actually hurt your income. The reason why might surprise you!
The Insight Prison Project helps incarcerated men learn new emotional skills in order to succeed in and out of prison. But it can also help crime survivors.
Articles: How to Help a Narcissist to ForgiveBy Linda Graham | April 14, 2015
Narcissists struggle to forgive people for even minor transgressions. But a new study points the way forward.
Articles: How Science Helps Us Find the GoodBy Jeremy Adam Smith | April 9, 2015
Looking back at 10 years of writing about the science of human goodness for Greater Good, Jeremy Adam Smith discovers that the bad and good—and the inner and outer—go hand in hand.
Articles: Why Evolution Made Forgiveness DifficultBy Anthony C. Lopez | March 24, 2015
Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
Our Summer Institute for Educators brought together almost 100 people from all over the world—to study, play, and connect with others who are striving to make a difference in students’ lives.
Anger has a place at work, Geddes and Lindebaum argue, as long as it meets three conditions.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.
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