In a new essay for Big Questions Online, he says we overlook gratitude's greatest benefits when we just focus on happiness.
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Raising Happiness: How to Get the Most Out of Family DinnersBy Christine Carter | August 20, 2012
Part 7 in a series: Christine Carter and bestselling author Kelly Corrigan talk about how to get the most out of family dinners.
Close relationships require sacrifice. Here are seven questions to ask yourself before you give up too much.
Articles: 12 Steps to HappinessBy Stacey Kennelly | August 9, 2012
A slideshow illustrating a dozen research-tested happiness activities you can start practicing today.
We get plenty of advice for coping with life’s negative events. But can we deliberately enhance the impact of good things on our lives?
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s “Having it All” essay in this month's The Atlantic raises important questions about men, women... and gratitude.
A new study suggests people are happier when they take time to appreciate the good things in life.
Articles: What We Google When We Google LoveBy Jeremy Adam Smith | June 19, 2012
Internet searches for positive emotions and behaviors are increasing; searches for negative emotions are staying flat. We don't know why, but we know people are searching for what's good in humanity.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Is Happiness Selfish?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 24, 2012
Will focusing on other people's happiness ultimately make us happier than if we focus on our own needs?
Videos and Podcasts: Is Happiness Selfish?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 24, 2012
Do happy people focus on being more selfless than selfish? Rona and I discuss how self-love and self-compassion differ from selfishness, and how kids’ natural self-centeredness can detract from their happiness.
Watch them all for a major boost of happiness!
Videos and Podcasts: Gratitude v. EntitlementBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 17, 2012
Want to know what my #1 strategy for raising happy children is? It is the conscious practice of gratitude. Learn how and why to raise kids who are more grateful than entitled.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Gratitude v. EntitlementBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 17, 2012
What do you do to stimulate feelings of gratitude?
Articles: The Happiness of PursuitBy Jill Suttie | April 3, 2012
What's the basis of a good life? Jill Suttie reviews three new books about happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Articles: Here’s How Grateful You AreBy Gregg Sparkman | February 29, 2012
The results are in from the Greater Good gratitude quiz. Seems like you've been keeping a gratitude journal, haven't you?
Raising Happiness: Am I Really Going to Have to Ask You Again?By Christine Carter | February 20, 2012
Nagging is a particular form of unhappiness—for everyone involved.
Raising Happiness: Is Your Spouse Enough for You?By Christine Carter | February 13, 2012
Four things you can to do to find out
Articles: Smarts and StaminaBy Jill Suttie | January 12, 2012
A new book provides 50 tips to help busy people improve their health, one step at a time.
Articles: Seven Tips for Fostering GenerosityBy Jeremy Adam Smith | December 12, 2011
It's a time of giving. But can we make giving a way of life, all year round?
Recent research sheds light on a question that obsesses many people.
New research reveals how we learn to lie for the benefit of other people.
A 20-year study of consensually non-monogamous adults reveals seven lessons for anyone who wants to keep love alive.
Greater Good Events
February 23, 2017
Gratitude expert Giacomo Bono, Ph.D., will present a webinar for educators on incorporating gratitude into their schools and classrooms.
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Watch Greater Good Videos
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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”...
- 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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