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Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Mothers of Severely Disabled Children?

By Summer Allen | August 25, 2014

A new study suggests a way to help the parents of children with autism and other developmental disorders.

 

Articles: Two Ways to Foster Grit

By Vicki Zakrzewski | May 5, 2014

To help students learn to overcome obstacles in pursuit of long-term goals, educators should focus on developing cognitive and emotional skills.

 

Articles: Optimism for Me, Pessimism for We

By Lisa Bennett | April 22, 2014

New research explains why we tend to think we're all doomed, even as we hope for a better personal future. Can we close that gap between private optimism and public pessimism?

 

Articles: How Awe Can Help Students Develop Purpose

By Vicki Zakrzewski | June 11, 2013

Research suggests that inducing awe in the classroom might inspire kids to find a sense of purpose in life

 

Articles: Just One Thing: See Progress

By Rick Hanson | January 9, 2013

As we look back on the past year, we'll be able to see things that have gotten worse. But Rick Hanson asks us to also recognize what's gotten better.

 

Articles: Our Ten Favorite Books of 2012

By Jill Suttie, Vicki Zakrzewski, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Marsh | December 26, 2012

Greater Good's editors pick ten of the most thought-provoking, important, useful, or moving nonfiction books we read this year.

 

Articles: How to Help Students Develop Hope

By Vicki Zakrzewski | November 6, 2012

According to research, hope is key to academic achievement--and it's a skill students can develop over time. Here's how.

 

Articles: 12 Steps to Happiness

By Stacey Kennelly | August 9, 2012

A slideshow illustrating a dozen research-tested happiness activities you can start practicing today.

 
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Articles: Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain

By Jill Suttie | July 30, 2012

A new book explores what makes you optimistic or pessimistic—and how to build optimism as a skill.

 
Optimists are happier, healthier, and more successful.

Videos and Podcasts: Fostering Optimism and Confidence

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 19, 2012

Optimists are happier, healthier, and more successful.

 

Raising Happiness: Podcast: Fostering Optimism and Confidence

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 19, 2012

Optimists are happier, healthier, and more successful

 

Raising Happiness: Podcast: Does Your Child Have “Problems”?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 31, 2012

Happy people see their problems as challenges

 
Teachers often come to parents when their children have problems, but sometimes their framing can lead kids to believe that they can’t do something, or that they are failing. Are problems better framed as opportunities and challenges?

Videos and Podcasts: Does Your Child Have “Problems”?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 31, 2012

Teachers often come to parents when their children have problems, but sometimes their framing can lead kids to believe that they can’t do something, or that they are failing. Are problems better framed as opportunities and challenges?

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: The Keys to Resilience

 

Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Imagine Your “Best Possible Future Self”

By Christine Carter | August 16, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

 

Raising Happiness: My UC Berkeley Commencement Speech

By Christine Carter | May 18, 2011

Brief advice for a life well-lived

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: When it Comes to Relationships, Reality Might Be Overrated

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: How Well Do We Predict Our Happiness?

 

Raising Happiness: Rethinking Optimism

By Christine Carter | May 4, 2011

Fostering confidence in children is easier than you think.

 

Raising Happiness: Podcast: Fostering Optimism and Confidence

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 2, 2011

Optimists are happier, healthier, and more successful

 

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