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Today, Congressman Tim Ryan re-introduces his bill to support the growth of social-emotional learning in schools.
Videos and Podcasts: Rep. Tim Ryan on A Mindful NationBy 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.
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.
How can both parties work together after President Obama's re-election? Psychologist Jonathan Haidt offers some hard advice for liberals and conservatives.
What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.
Mitt Romney stands accused of homophobic bullying in high school. But what positive lessons can we draw from the story?
Articles: Righteous MindsBy Jill Suttie | April 30, 2012
Jonathan Haidt's new book tries to help liberals and conservatives understand each other. But does he succeed?
Articles: Toward a More Mindful NationBy Tim Ryan | April 25, 2012
Economic insecurity. A broken health care system. Youth violence. Congressman Tim Ryan explains how mindfulness can help.
Articles: The Mindful CongressmanBy 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?
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.
Articles: Marriage Advice for Newt GingrichBy Jeremy Adam Smith | January 24, 2012
The GOP presidential candidate cheated on his wife, then reportedly asked for an open marriage. What can we learn from his mistakes?
Articles: Why I Skipped This “Diversity” Bake SaleBy Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | September 29, 2011
What UC Berkley's College Republicans get wrong about racism and colorblindness.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Does Physical Activity Equal Political Activity?
Articles: Is Gross National Happiness Next?By Jason Marsh | May 2, 2011
New momentum for governments' efforts to track the happiness of their citizens.
Research Digest Items/Studies: How Governments Can Make Us Happy
Research Digest Items/Studies: Reduce Prejudice? Yes, You Can
A round-up of recent books on happiness and innovative approaches in therapy.
A giant in the field of social psychology draws on five decades of teaching and research to reveal the secrets of a fulfilling life to today's graduating seniors.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
Feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? That may be a sign of progress, says Jeremy Adam Smith.
Studies show giving makes people happy, and happiness makes people give--but not always. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton offer three ways to help people feel good about giving.
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Friday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute will equip educators with social-emotional learning tools that will benefit both students and teachers. Registration is now closed.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, runs a state-of-the-art neuroscience...
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Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
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