New research is finding that oxytocin doesn’t just bond us to mothers, lovers, and friends—it also seems to play a role in excluding others from that bond.
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Articles: What’s Love Got to Do with the Brain?By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 3, 2013
Poems and pop songs have a lot to say about love. But is it all nonsense? Helen Fisher looks at lyrics through a scientific lens.
Articles: How Love Grows in Your BodyBy Jeremy Adam Smith | February 7, 2013
Here are the places where romantic love abides in our bodies—and the role each one plays in sustaining love over time.
Articles: The Love UpgradeBy Jill Suttie | February 4, 2013
In her new book, psychologist Barbara Fredrickson argues that we need a new definition of love, one that realistically accounts for the ways we experience the emotion in our bodies and minds.
Articles: Can We Find Morality in a Molecule?By Jill Suttie | July 10, 2012
A new book argues that the success of an economic system may lie with the hormone oxytocin.
Articles: Oxytocin: The Holiday HormoneBy Melissa Janson | December 22, 2011
New study: People give more when under the influence of oxytocin.
Research Digest Items/Studies: When the “Cuddle Hormone” Isn’t So Cuddly
Greater Good's executive editor discusses the science of touch, awe, oxytocin, and more.
Research Digest Items/Studies: The Limits of the “Love Hormone”
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: The Compassionate InstinctBy Dacher Keltner | March 1, 2004
Think humans are born selfish? Think again. Dacher Keltner reveals the compassionate side to human nature.
A new study maps what happens in our bodies and brains when we witness acts of kindness and compassion.
Stress doesn't always lead to fight-or-flight, says Kelly McGonigal. It can also activate brain systems that help us connect with other people.
A new study of five year olds reveals what forces stop us from helping people in need—and what we can do to overcome them.
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