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Worshippers embrace following a group prayer across the street from the scene of a shooting Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.

Articles: Racism is Not a Mental Illness

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 22, 2015

Many people argue that the white man who killed nine black people in Charleston must be mentally ill. What does the science suggest?

 

Articles: Is Facebook Building Political Bridges?

By Tom Jacobs | May 8, 2015

Two new studies defy conventional wisdom by finding that social media is exposing people to different ideas, not isolating them.

 

Articles: Why Evolution Made Forgiveness Difficult

By Anthony C. Lopez | March 24, 2015

Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?

 
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Articles: Are Conservatives Really Happier than Liberals?

By Tom Jacobs | March 16, 2015

Research has found that right-wingers report being happier than those on the left. But a new study calls that into question by measuring words and behavior.

 

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?

 
Knopf, 2014, 242 pages

Articles: When Empathy Fails

By Jill Suttie | March 4, 2014

Humans brains are very attuned to what others are thinking, feeling, and planning—but a new book explores when our “mindreading” powers can lead us astray.

 
Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and the principal investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Articles: Can Love Change the World?

By Michael Edwards | August 19, 2013

Is there any scientific basis for believing that love can be a force for change in politics and economics? A Q&A with Barbara Fredrickson, author of Love 2.0.

 

Articles: World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements

By Vicki | May 21, 2013

A Q&A with visionary educator John Hunter, creator of the World Peace Game.

 
Congressman Tim Ryan

Articles: Tim Ryan Brings SEL Bill Back to Congress

By Jill Suttie | May 7, 2013

Today, Congressman Tim Ryan re-introduces his bill to support the growth of social-emotional learning in schools.

 
Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) discusses how mindfulness can offer an effective—and bipartisan—remedy for problems plaguing our schools, hospitals, veterans, and society at large.

Videos and Podcasts: Rep. Tim Ryan on A Mindful Nation

By Tim Ryan | May 6, 2013

Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) discusses how mindfulness can offer an effective—and bipartisan—remedy for problems plaguing our schools, hospitals, veterans, and society at large.

 
Cross-generational solidarity in Occupy Detroit, 2011.

Articles: What’s Good about Generation Y?

By Karen Foster | January 24, 2013

They've been called ungrateful, narcissistic, and entitled. But new research reveals the hopes, ideals, and positive qualities of today's young adults.

 
Jonathan Haidt

Articles: How Science Can Heal a Divided Electorate

By Jason Marsh | November 7, 2012

How can both parties work together after President Obama's re-election? Psychologist Jonathan Haidt offers some hard advice for liberals and conservatives.

 

Articles: Why Inequality Is Bad for the One Percent

By Jason Marsh | September 25, 2012

What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.

 

Articles: Three Lessons from Mitt Romney about Bullying

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 14, 2012

Mitt Romney stands accused of homophobic bullying in high school. But what positive lessons can we draw from the story?

 
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?

 
Kids learning mindfulness from the Holistic Life Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland.

Articles: Toward a More Mindful Nation

By Tim Ryan | April 25, 2012

Economic insecurity. A broken health care system. Youth violence. Congressman Tim Ryan explains how mindfulness can help.

 
Hay House, Inc. 2012, 203 pages

Articles: The Mindful Congressman

By Jill Suttie | April 16, 2012

A new book by Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) tries to make mindfulness as American as apple pie.

 

Raising Happiness: Podcast: Is Happiness the Right Goal?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | March 29, 2012

Or is a life of service more important than leading a life that is happy?

 
I was recently challenged on the Laura Ingraham Show with the question of whether or not it is good for our society, or even for our children themselves, for parents to pursue happiness. Listen to this podcast for my response!

Videos and Podcasts: Is Happiness the Right Goal?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | March 29, 2012

I was recently challenged on the Laura Ingraham Show with the question of whether or not it is good for our society, or even for our children themselves, for parents to pursue happiness. Listen to this podcast for my response!

 

Articles: Is it Racism or Politics as Usual?

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | February 3, 2012

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains what a new study on racial bias means for the presidential election.

 

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