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Articles: Building Empathy in HealthcareBy Kasley Killam | October 27, 2014
A Q&A with Dr. Helen Riess of Harvard Medical School about her efforts to nurture empathy among health care workers.
Articles: The Right Way to Get AngryBy Todd Kashdan, Robert Biswas-Diener | October 20, 2014
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?
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: 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.”
Articles: Can Purpose Keep You Alive?By Neil Si-Jia Zhang | August 27, 2014
Young people: Do you want to live longer? Try finding a sense of purpose in your life.
Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.
Articles: Mindful LawyeringBy Sara Tollefson | July 28, 2014
Law professor Rhonda Magee explains how mindfulness can benefit lawyers, their clients—and, perhaps, society at large.
About half of substance abusers who enter treatment use again within a year. Can it help to cultivate moment-to-moment awareness?
Articles: Green Cities, Happy CitiesBy Heather Yundt | July 9, 2014
A new study suggests that just moving to a greener urban area improves our mental health for at least three years following the move.
Articles: Making Mindfulness Part of TherapyBy Jill Suttie | June 23, 2014
A new book explores when and how therapists can incorporate moment-to-moment, non-judgmental attention into their practice.
Articles: Need a Kidney? Go to a Happy StateBy Craig L Anderson | June 13, 2014
A new study suggests that feelings of happiness might actually spur extraordinary acts of altruism.
Forget the ties and power tools! New research says that today's dads want something else for Father's Day: paid leave and flextime.
Articles: Seven Keys to a Good DeathBy Charles Garfield | April 30, 2014
Charles Garfield draws on decades of experience to explore how to create the conditions for a good death.
A new study compares the effects of sitting meditation, body scan, and mindful yoga on health and well-being.
A new study explores if moment-to-moment, nonjudgemental awareness can help people caring for profoundly disabled children.
Articles: How Your Teen Can Thrive OnlineBy Diana Divecha | March 18, 2014
Two new books look at how the Internet is affecting teens—and what adults can do to help foster a healthy online life for kids.
Two new studies investigate how mindfulness can reduce depression and exhaustion among doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals—and get mixed results.
As we age, we tend to shed family and friends—which can hurt our mental and physical health. How can we design communities for seniors that facilitate social connections?
Articles: Are Some Social Ties Better Than Others?By Juliana Breines | March 11, 2014
Which is more important: your spouse or your Facebook friends? A social psychologist says we need both, for weak ties can make us strong—and sometimes strong ties can make us weak.
Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.
The way to lead a joyful life is not to pursue happiness for ourselves, argues Christine Carter, but to pursue it for others
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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...
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Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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