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Articles: Learning Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World

By Jill Suttie | September 2, 2015

A new book explores why we forgive and how forgiveness can help us.

Carlos Arredondo helps a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. After Tsarnaev was sentenced to death, Arredondo expressed profound ambivalence about the verdict.

Articles: Is Vengeance Better for Victims than Forgiveness?

By Jason Marsh | July 29, 2015

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 Yourself

By Rick Hanson | June 25, 2015

Everyone makes mistakes. But it takes skill to hush your inner critic!


Articles: Why Cynicism Can Hold You Back

By 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!


Articles: Can Restorative Justice Help Prisoners to Heal?

By Jill Suttie | June 9, 2015

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 Forgive

By Linda Graham | April 14, 2015

Narcissists struggle to forgive people for even minor transgressions. But a new study points the way forward.

Which one will you choose?

Articles: How Science Helps Us Find the Good

By 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 Difficult

By 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?


Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2014

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Bianca Lorenz, Kira M. Newman, Lauren Klein, Lisa Bennett , Jason Marsh, Jill Suttie | December 26, 2014

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

Chris Murchison and Monica Worline present at the 2014 GGSC SIE

Articles: Exploring the Science of Social-Emotional Learning

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 18, 2014

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.


Articles: Can Self-Compassion Overcome Procrastination?

By Linda Graham | July 16, 2014

Putting something off can trigger a downward negative spiral. But a recent study suggests that being kind to yourself can help you achieve your goals.

Matthew Boger (left) and Tim Zaal.

Articles: Facing Fear, Facing Forgiveness

By Jill Suttie | July 9, 2014

Three decades ago, Tim Zaal nearly killed Matthew Boger for being gay. We talk with them and the director of Facing Fear, which tells their story of forgiveness and reconciliation.


Articles: Forgive Yourself, Save Your Relationship

By Juliana Breines | May 14, 2014

Recent research suggests that forgiving yourself for your own mistakes might be good for your partner, too.


Articles: How to Overcome Barriers to Forgiveness

By Linda Graham | May 13, 2014

It's hard to let go of the suffering caused by someone else’s wrongdoing. What barriers stand in the way of forgiveness—and how can we overcome them?


Articles: Seven Keys to a Good Death

By Charles Garfield | April 30, 2014

Charles Garfield draws on decades of experience to explore how to create the conditions for a good death.


Articles: What Bonobos Can Tell Us About Our Parents

By William Pettus | March 6, 2014

A recent study reveals unexpected similarities between the emotional lives of human and ape kids—bound together by the quality of parenting.


Articles: Three Ways to Foster a Forgiving School

By Vicki Zakrzewski | February 5, 2014

Research suggests that forgiveness might be an unexpected but powerful way to enhance school culture


Articles: Can Fostering Positive Emotions Help Stop Suicide?

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Devan Davison | January 15, 2014

Two new studies look at how gratitude, grit, and forgiveness can work together to cut suicidal thoughts and behaviors.


Articles: Eight Inspiring Images from 2013

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2013

We remember acts of heroism, altruism, compassion, and forgiveness from the past year.


Articles: Just One Thing: Transform Ill Will

By Rick Hanson | July 10, 2013

Ill will creates negative, vicious cycles, says Rick Hanson. But with a few simple steps, we can aim our will at creating good feelings.


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