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Articles: Four Great Gratitude StrategiesBy 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 DadBy 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.
Articles: How Science Helps Us Find the GoodBy 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.
Videos and Podcasts: Gratitude is Good for AthletesBy 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.
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.
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.
Recent research backs up Friedrich Nietzsche.
Articles: How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t SpoiledBy 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 MaterialismBy 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.
Christine Carter talks with James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2014By 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.
Two recent studies looked at the role of gratitude in helping survivors of violence in the Middle East and natural disaster in Asia.
Christine Carter suggests how we can make this "the most wonderful time of the year," for real.
Articles: How to Practice Radical GratitudeBy 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 HitsBy 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!
Articles: Just One Thing: Be AmazedBy Rick Hanson | October 30, 2014
Rick Hanson reminds us to see existence with delight, awe, gratitude, and wow!
Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution.
When your favorite mindfulness app says it’s based in science, check twice. Few actually are.
Passionless persistence might lead to achievement, says Christine Carter, but will it make you happy?
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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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