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Courtney Martin

Articles: What Can Americans Dream Now?

By Jenara Nerenberg | December 9, 2016

We talk with Courtney Martin about building a future that prioritizes social connection and sharing over competition and ownership.

 

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2016

By Jill Suttie, Kira M. Newman, Diana Divecha, Laura Saponara | December 7, 2016

Greater Good's editors pick this year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on the science of a meaningful life.

 
Katherine J. Cramer

Articles: Did Resentment Fuel Trump’s Victory?

By Claudia Wallis | November 18, 2016

A political scientist argues that one emotion catapulted the reality-TV star to the White House.

 
Study participants work together on an activity.

Articles: How the Growth Mindset Can Increase Cooperation

By Alex Shashkevich | November 16, 2016

In a new study, researchers saw Jewish- and Palestinian-Israeli students cooperating better after a simple lesson.

 
Arlie Russell Hochschild

Articles: Why We Need Empathy in the Age of Trump

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 11, 2016

Sociologist Arlie Hochschild explains why we need to understand people on the other side of the political divide—and how empathy can be a force for positive change.

 

Articles: Struggling for Gratitude after the Election

By Kira M. Newman | November 10, 2016

Members of Thnx4, the GGSC’s online gratitude journal, highlight what they gained from the divisive presidential election.

 

Articles: How to Talk with Boys about Trump’s Attitude Toward Women

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 3, 2016

The GOP candidate's "locker-room talk" points to a problem that is bigger than one election. How can parents and teachers build a culture of consent and healthy communication? 

 

Articles: People Who Feel Excluded Are Susceptible to Conspiracy Theories

By Tom Jacobs | October 27, 2016

New research provides a possible clue as to why so many Donald Trump supporters believe outlandish things.

 

Articles: How You Can Find the Good in a Nasty Election Cycle

By Kelly McGonigal | October 26, 2016

You can turn election stress into courage and compassion, says Kelly McGonigal. Here's how.

 
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (New Press, 2016, 288 pages)

Articles: Scaling the Empathy Wall

By Laura Saponara | October 21, 2016

In her new book, Arlie Hochschild urges us to feel what Donald Trump voters feel.

 
Swiss proponents of basic income dump 8 million coins in a public square, one for each Swiss resident.

Articles: Would Basic Income Make Us Happier?

By Kira M. Newman | May 31, 2016

How would a guaranteed minimum income affect our happiness, motivation, and sense of meaning in life?

 

Articles: How to Build an Inclusive School Community During a Divisive Election

By Vicki Zakrzewski | April 28, 2016

A new report finds that the presidential election is having a negative impact on students. What can educators do?

 

Articles: What Drives Success, Hard Work or Luck?

By Jill Suttie | April 15, 2016

A new book debunks the myth of meritocracy and offers recommendations for creating a more equitable society.

 

Articles: How to Talk with Your Kids about Donald Trump

By Allison Briscoe-Smith | April 13, 2016

The GOP candidate is creating fear and confusion in children, especially kids of color. Here are three suggestions for talking with kids about race and racism in the media.

 
2016, Berrett-Koehler, 199 pages.

Articles: Can We Bring the USA Back Together Again?

By Jill Suttie | March 18, 2016

A new book highlights the many ways that Americans are trying to bridge political divides.

 

Articles: How Purity Divides Us

By Emily Gersema | February 26, 2016

A study of moral values reveals issues related to purity can determine how close—or how far—we want to be with someone in social and political circles.

 

Articles: How to Pick a President without Being Sexist

By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 24, 2016

As Americans interview candidates for president, how can they make sure gender bias doesn't get in the way of hiring the right one?

 

Articles: Does Virtue or Vice Work Better in Politics?

By Kathleen Maclay | February 23, 2016

A new study examines which politicians get support for their legislation and which ones don't.

 
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama

Articles: Culture Shapes How Leaders Smile

By Clifton B. Parker | February 22, 2016

The way presidents and government officials smile depends on which emotions their culture values, a new study finds.

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2015

By Jason Marsh, Kirra Dickinson, Kira M. Newman, Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2015

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.

 

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