Tag: Oxytocin


Tag: Oxytocin

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Articles: How Nature Helps Fathers Nurture

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Summer Allen | June 15, 2016

What biological forces could help explain why some fathers are more involved with children than others?


Articles: The Science of the Story

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 8, 2016

We know in our gut when we’re hearing a good story—and research is starting to explain why.


Articles: Five Surprising Ways Oxytocin Shapes Your Social Life

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 17, 2013

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.


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 Body

By 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.

Hudson Street Press, 256 pages

Articles: The Love Upgrade

By 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.

Dutton, 2012, 223 pages

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 Hormone

By 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


Articles: Dacher Keltner on BloggingheadsTV with Robert Wright

By Jason Marsh | January 15, 2011

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.

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.

Videos and Podcasts: Dacher Keltner on the Science of a Meaningful Life

By 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 Unselfish Gene?

By Jason Marsh | November 20, 2009


Articles: Love Story: A Review of The Chemistry of Connection

By Linda Graham | July 16, 2009


Articles: Generosity on the Brain

By Annaliese Beery | June 1, 2008


Raising Happiness: Your Paltry Sex Life

By Christine Carter | February 29, 2008


Articles: Cooperation: Humans’ Evolutionary Legacy

By Jason Marsh | March 29, 2007


Articles: A Test of Trust

By Michelle Flythe | September 1, 2005


Articles: Love on the Brain

By Jason Marsh | March 1, 2004


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