Tag: Morality

 

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James Fallon (far right) with his wife, daughters, and son.

Articles: Can a Psychopath Learn to Feel Your Pain?

By Jill Suttie | February 4, 2014

Neuroscientist James Fallon discusses the psychopathic brain, prospects for detection and treatment, and his own struggles to feel empathy and compassion for others.

 
To learn more, read this Q&A with Daniel Goleman about Focus in Greater Good!

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2013

By 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.

 
Crown, 2013, 288 pages

Articles: The Moralist in the Crib

By Diana Divecha | December 11, 2013

Are children blank slates or selfish monsters? A new book draws on decades of research to argue that we are born with a bias toward goodness.

 
Joshua Greene's new book, Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Penguin Press, 432 pages, 2013)

Articles: How to Close the Gap Between Us and Them

By Jill Suttie | November 7, 2013

A Q&A with Moral Tribes author Joshua Greene about emotion, reason, and conflict.

 
W. W. Norton & Company, 2013, 304 pages

Articles: Finding Morality in Animals

By Jill Suttie | July 9, 2013

Two new books explore research on animals to better understand the roots of human morality and challenge human specialness.

 

Articles: Can Patriotism Be Compassionate?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 2, 2013

Feeling ambivalent about the Fourth of July? New psychological research points to how we can feel authentic pride for our country—and still be citizens of the world.

 
The Roots of Empathy program (above) brings babies into classrooms to foster empathic skills. Evaluations have found that it reduces aggression, boosts emotional literacy, and creates more caring children.

Articles: Can You Run Out of Empathy?

By C. Daryl Cameron | May 20, 2013

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.

 

Articles: Can a Bad Deed Lead to a Good One?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | April 3, 2013

A new study reveals how our frame of mind shapes our sense of right and wrong.

 

Articles: November Education Newsletter

By Vicki Zakrzewski | November 14, 2012

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Articles: The Misunderstood Middle Schooler

By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 16, 2012

To address the rampant behavior problems in middle school, we need to better understand teens' moral development.

 
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,  256 pages

Articles: Markets and Moral Limits

By Ann Shulman | September 24, 2012

A new book argues that markets have a place—but it's not in hospitals, daycare centers, schools, or families.

 
Pantheon, 2012, 419 pages

Articles: Righteous Minds

By Jill Suttie | April 30, 2012

Jonathan Haidt's new book tries to help liberals and conservatives understand each other. But does he succeed?

 

Articles: Why You Shouldn’t Curb Your Compassion

By Brylyn Stacy | April 13, 2012

A new study suggests the hidden costs of callousness.

 

Articles: Do Babies Know What’s Fair?

By Bernie Wong | March 20, 2012

A new study suggests they do, even before they’re two years old.

 
Viking, 2011, 848 pages

Articles: Steven Pinker’s History of (Non)Violence

By Jason Marsh | October 19, 2011

The psychologist's latest book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, is essential reading for any reader of Greater Good.

 
The author of How Pleasure Works explains why we do good and how to find true happiness.

Videos and Podcasts: Paul Bloom on Sex, George Clooney, and Other Pleasures

By The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | August 10, 2011

The author of How Pleasure Works explains why we do good and how to find true happiness.

 

Articles: Sex, George Clooney, and the Meaning of Life

By Michael Bergeisen | August 10, 2011

Paul Bloom discusses how the psychology of pleasure can explain what we like and why we do good--part of Greater Good's podcast series.

 
Princeton University Press, 2011, 273 pages

Articles: The Good, the Bad, and the Brain

By Gregg Sparkman | August 3, 2011

A review of Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality.

 

Articles: How Good News Can Inspire Good Deeds

By Carmen Sobczak | July 11, 2011

A recent study suggests how acts of kindness can have a far-reaching ripple effect.

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Are We More Moral Than We Think?

 

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