Tag: Gratitude


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Dutton, 2015, 307 pages

Articles: Say Thank You, Change Your Life

By Jill Suttie | September 15, 2015

A new book takes the reader through a year of looking on the bright side.


Articles: Take a Picture Today, Feel Happy Tomorrow

By Amie M. Gordon | September 9, 2015

A recent study revealed that rediscovering mundane experiences can make us happier than we think they will. Here are tips for making that happen.


Articles: Four Great Gratitude Strategies

By Juliana Breines | June 30, 2015

Here are the key research-based principles for turning gratitude into a lasting habit, drawing from the GGSC’s new website, Greater Good in Action.


Articles: Gratitude for Dad

By Janice Kaplan | June 18, 2015

Inspired by the forthcoming book The Gratitude Diaries, 98 young filmmakers created "thank you" videos for their fathers. Here are the best!


Articles: What Makes Us Thankful?

By Art Markman | April 20, 2015

A recent study suggests that a belief in the free will of other people is key to our ability to feel gratitude when they do something to help us out.

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.

In this presentation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Teri McKeever explains why gratitude is good for athletes, and how she has tried to foster it as an Olympic and collegiate swim coach.

Videos and Podcasts: Gratitude is Good for Athletes

By Teri McKeever | March 26, 2015

In this presentation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Teri McKeever explains why gratitude is good for athletes, and how she has tried to foster it as an Olympic and collegiate swim coach.

This essay is adapted from the introduction to Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference (Berrett Koehler, 2015).

Articles: Where Can We Find Sustainable Happiness?

By Sarah van Gelder | March 12, 2015

Our society has become addicted to short-term happiness. But there's a better way, argues Sarah van Gelder.

Perigree, 2014, 352 pages

Articles: What Makes a Great Workplace?

By Jill Suttie | February 25, 2015

A new book applies science to figuring out how to build a place where people actually look forward to work.


Articles: How a Challenging Past Can Lead to a Happier Present

By Linda Graham | February 23, 2015

Recent research backs up Friedrich Nietzsche.


Articles: How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Spoiled

By Ron Lieber | February 4, 2015

How can parents help kids have a healthy relationship to money? It starts with overcoming shyness and discomfort about financial issues.


Articles: How Gratitude Beats Materialism

By Jason Marsh, Dacher Keltner | January 8, 2015

New studies reveal how to deliberately cultivate gratitude in ways that counter materialism and its negative effects.


Articles: Social-Emotional Learning: Why Now?

By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 7, 2015

Our new and deeper understanding of human development is reshaping how we think about education.

James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy.

Articles: Five Foolproof Ways to Feel More Joy in 2015

By Christine Carter | January 6, 2015

Christine Carter talks with James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy.


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.

Read Roman Krznaric's essay, Six Habits of Highly Empathic People.

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2014

By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 8, 2014

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

A boy stands outside his home following the devastating 2009  earthquake in Padang, Indonesia.

Articles: Can Giving Thanks Help Us Heal from Trauma?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 26, 2014

Two recent studies looked at the role of gratitude in helping survivors of violence in the Middle East and natural disaster in Asia.


Articles: Three Steps to a Low-Stress, High-Joy Holiday Season

By Christine Carter | November 25, 2014

Christine Carter suggests how we can make this "the most wonderful time of the year," for real.


Articles: How to Practice Radical Gratitude

By Christine Carter | November 19, 2014

Are you burnt out on gratitude even before Thanksgiving? Christine Carter offers three ways to keep your feelings of gratefulness fresh.


Articles: Gratitude Greatest Hits

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 19, 2014

During the past three years, we've published dozens of articles and videos about the science of gratitude. Just in time for Thanksgiving, here are the best!


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