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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!
Videos and Podcasts: Making Gratitude ViralBy Nipun Mehta | October 8, 2014
At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Nipun Mehta explores how we can help more people to embrace giving and gratitude.
Videos and Podcasts: Cultivating Gratitude in the WorkplaceBy Chris Murchison | October 6, 2014
In this presentation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Chris Murchison describes his efforts to create an organizational culture at HopeLab that values learning, innovation, and the well-being of its employees.
Videos and Podcasts: How Can We Cultivate Gratitude in Schools?By Giocomo Bono | September 29, 2014
At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Giacomo Bono reports on his research into how to foster gratitude in classrooms.
Videos and Podcasts: How Does Gratitude Affect Romantic Relationships?By Sara Algoe | September 29, 2014
At the 2014 Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Sara Algoe describes her research into how gratitude affects romantic partners’ feelings for one another, as well as their style of relating to each other.
Videos and Podcasts: How Parents Can Foster Gratitude in KidsBy Andrea Hussong | September 24, 2014
At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Andrea Hussong explores the role that parents can play in fostering the development of children’s gratitude.
Videos and Podcasts: Challenges to Gratitude ResearchBy Alex Wood | September 22, 2014
Alex Wood of the University of Stirling provides a skeptical voice at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, exploring the scientific obstacles to understanding gratitude.
Videos and Podcasts: When Giving Thanks Can BackfireBy Amie M. Gordon | September 18, 2014
At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Amie Gordon, Ph.D., provides an overview of research into the downsides of gratitude.
Videos and Podcasts: Cultivating Gratitude in a Consumerist SocietyBy Tom Gilovich | September 17, 2014
At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, the GGSC research fellow explains why consumer society tends to discourage gratitude—and how we can begin to foster a stronger sense of gratefulness.
Videos and Podcasts: Can Gratitude Help People with Heart Disease?By Jeff Huffman | September 17, 2014
In a presentation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Jeff Huffman of Harvard Medical School describes his study of the role that gratitude can play in the healing process following an acute illness.
Videos and Podcasts: The Social Benefits of GratitudeBy Phil Watkins | September 15, 2014
Dr. Philip Watkins of Eastern Washington University explains how gratitude improves relationships and cognitive processes.
Videos and Podcasts: Gratitude in Your BrainBy Christina Karns | September 15, 2014
In a presentation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Christina M. Karns of the University of Oregon describes her research into the relationship between gratitude, social reasoning, decision-making, and the brain.
Videos and Podcasts: How Does Gratitude Affect Health and Aging?By Wendy Berry Mendes | September 12, 2014
At the 2014 Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Wendy Mendes of the University of California, San Francisco, discusses her research, “Effects of Measured and Manipulated Gratitude on Biomarkers of Health and Aging.”
Videos and Podcasts: Why Does Gratitude Matter?By Robert Emmons | September 10, 2014
The author of Thanks! introduces the science of gratitude at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit in June 2014.
Greater Good's editors pick this year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on the science of a meaningful life.
Christine Carter explains how to shorten your to-do list and feel more motivated to tackle it, all at once.
A new book examines the common psychological barriers to change—and how to overcome them.
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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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