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Gifts should make us feel grateful—but sometimes we only feel guilty or obligated to reciprocate. Here are four ways to stay grateful.
Members of Thnx4, the GGSC’s online gratitude journal, highlight what they gained from the divisive presidential election.
How do we encourage students to move from saying thank you to actually feeling grateful? These classroom ideas from Open Circle can help.
Fourth-grade teacher Owen Griffith offers practical ways to turn schools and classrooms into no-complaint zones.
Nurturing Gratitude from the Inside Out, from The Inner Resilience Program, offers practical classroom activities integrating gratitude, social-emotional learning, and mindfulness.
Foster kindness and goodwill at your next meeting by saying “thank you.”
Articles: How to Awaken Joy in KidsBy James Baraz, Michele Lilyanna | October 10, 2016
These research-based practices can help kids (and adults) foster authentic happiness.
Amie Gordon offers five tips to maintain (or reignite) the spark in your relationship.
Christine Carter gets to the heart of the resentment she feels on Mother's Day.
Teacher Appreciation Week is here, not a moment too soon. How can parents and students help teachers to see their own strengths?
Articles: What Drives Success, Hard Work or Luck?By Jill Suttie | April 15, 2016
A new book debunks the myth of meritocracy and offers recommendations for creating a more equitable society.
Articles: Four Reasons to Cultivate PatienceBy Kira M. Newman | April 4, 2016
Good things really do come to those who wait.
Several exercises to help you make the most of the International Day of Happiness.
Articles: Manage Your Energy, Not Your TimeBy Kira M. Newman | March 1, 2016
The new book “The Happiness Track” explains how to use the science of happiness to preserve your energy and be more productive.
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.
It's so hard to be humble. Here are three tips for taming your ego.
In a New York Times essay, the bestselling author criticizes the “selfish side” of thankfulness. But does she misread the research?
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: Nine Tips to Make Your Giving Feel GoodBy Jenny Santi | December 9, 2015
Jenny Santi explains how to minimize the bad and maximize the good of donating your time and money.
Psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli argues that empathic listening may be the key to reducing stress in our lives.
We remember acts of self-sacrifice, compassion, heroism, and forgiveness from the past year.
Here are some worthy books from the past year that we were unable to review.
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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”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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