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Tag: Meaningful Life
Tag: Meaningful Life
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Videos and Podcasts: Sonja Lyubomirsky on the Myths of HappinessBy The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | February 20, 2013
A leading researcher in positive psychology explains how understanding our misconceptions about happiness can ultimately lead us to a rich and meaningful life.
Articles: Six Books We Overlooked in 2012By Jill Suttie | January 11, 2013
Good books about the science of meaningful life that we wish we had reviewed in 2012!
Articles: Take This Job and….By Vicki Zakrzewski | December 20, 2012
Wait! Here are some research-based ways teachers and principals can rejuvenate their passion for their jobs over the holidays.
What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.
Articles: Just One Thing: Find Your North StarBy Rick Hanson | May 11, 2012
Where are you headed? Rick Hanson suggests a way to discover what's most important to you.
Positive emotions don’t just make us feel good, explains Barbara Fredrickson. They transform our minds, our bodies, and our ability to bounce back from hard times. Learn Dr. Fredrickson’s research-tested formula for flourishing in life.
Raising Happiness: My UC Berkeley Commencement SpeechBy Christine Carter | May 18, 2011
Brief advice for a life well-lived
Articles: Is Happiness Overrated?By Jason Marsh | May 17, 2011
The founder of positive psychology zeroes in on what really matters.
Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Flex your generosity muscleBy Christine Carter | May 17, 2011
One thing you can do today to be happier.
Raising Happiness: How to Raise an Unhappy ChildBy Christine Carter | January 12, 2011
Why do so many people still believe that achievement leads to happiness?
Raising Happiness: That’s So Irritating! Last Minute Advice for Surviving the HolidaysBy Christine Carter | December 22, 2010
Dealing with difficult people over the holidays, yourself included
Raising Happiness: Giving GenerosityBy Christine Carter | December 15, 2010
When gifts bring happiness to both the giver and the receiver.
Videos and Podcasts: Stephen Batchelor on Buddhism and ScienceBy The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | August 1, 2010
The best-selling Buddhist author discusses the interplay between Buddhism and science, and the need to “re-think Buddhism from the ground up.”
Articles: Rethinking BuddhismBy Michael Bergeisen | July 29, 2010
Best-selling Buddhist author Stephen Batchelor discusses the interplay between Buddhism and science—part of Greater Good's podcast series.
Articles: What Is a Meaningful Life?By Michael Bergeisen | July 6, 2010
Kicking off Greater Good’s podcast series, Dacher Keltner discusses the scientific frontiers of compassion, happiness, and altruism.
Videos and Podcasts: Dacher Keltner on the Science of a Meaningful LifeBy The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | July 1, 2010
The Greater Good Science Center’s faculty director discusses “the science of a meaningful life”: how to raise compassionate kids, reduce greed and selfishness, and find true happiness.
Articles: Go DeepBy Hanna Roen | June 10, 2010
Does your happiness depend on the types of conversations you have?
Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.
A Q&A with visionary educator John Hunter, creator of the World Peace Game.
An essay in this week’s New Yorker argues that we don't have enough empathy to go around. But new research says we can keep renewing and expanding our feeling for others.
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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”...
- 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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