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Articles: Just One Thing: Be Mind Full of GoodBy Rick Hanson | July 3, 2014
Savoring positive experiences can change the brain for the better, says Rick Hanson.
The Greater Good Science Center has sponsored dozens of researchers to expand the frontiers of knowledge about gratitude. On June 7, we brought them together.
The Buddhist teacher and best-selling author explores the connection between moment-to-moment awareness and "the spirit of gratitude."
Articles: How to Make Grateful KidsBy Jill Suttie | April 15, 2014
A new book argues that parents can foster gratitude in kids—but it takes effort and time.
Articles: Can Gratitude Help You Thrive?By Arianna Huffington | April 15, 2014
In an excerpt from her new book, Arianna Huffington explores how gratitude helped her to find meaning in pain and loss.
Articles: Seven Ways to Foster Gratitude in KidsBy Jeffrey Froh, Giacomo Bono | March 5, 2014
Many parents and educators worry that today's children are ungrateful. But new research suggests ways to turn the tide.
Videos and Podcasts: Dealing with “Gratitude Resistors”By Christine Carter | February 28, 2014
Some people think gratitude is hokey or pointless. Here’s how to help them think differently.
Our analysis of Greater Good quiz results reveals how readers see and experience gratitude in their organizations.
A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.
Two new studies look at how gratitude, grit, and forgiveness can work together to cut suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Articles: When Guilt Stops GratitudeBy Stacey Kennelly | January 14, 2014
Why do we sometimes respond with resentment, not gratitude, when people are good to us? Research has the answer—and points to a solution.
We round up the most-read Greater Good articles from 2013—and point to 10 more you ought to consider reading.
Articles: Eight Inspiring Images from 2013By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2013
We remember acts of heroism, altruism, compassion, and forgiveness from the past year.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2013By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Marsh | December 16, 2013
Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.
Videos and Podcasts: How to Change Your BrainBy Rick Hanson | December 5, 2013
Rick Hanson explains how mindfulness meditation can strengthen our brains and help us focus our attention.
Articles: Five Myths about GratitudeBy Robert Emmons | November 21, 2013
Does gratitude make us lazy? Naive? Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, debunks some common myths and misconceptions.
Articles: Six Habits of Highly Grateful PeopleBy Jeremy Adam Smith | November 20, 2013
Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"
Articles: Gratitude Activities for the ClassroomBy Vicki Zakrzewski | November 19, 2013
Looking for some ways to bring gratitude into the classroom this Thanksgiving season? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Articles: Grateful Schools, Happy SchoolsBy Emily Campbell | November 18, 2013
New research on gratitude finds that it helps younger kids and at-risk students to be happier and more resilient.
Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.
Anger is a tool that helps us read and respond to upsetting social situations. But how can you stop it from getting out of hand?
A new book explores what we know and don’t yet know about human nature and the role of the environment in shaping our moral character.
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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”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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