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Tag: Positive Emotions
Tag: Positive Emotions
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Videos and Podcasts: Cultivating Gratitude in the WorkplaceBy Chris Murchison | October 6, 2014
In this presentation at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Chris Murchison describes his efforts to create an organizational culture at HopeLab that values learning, innovation, and the well-being of its employees.
Videos and Podcasts: How Does Gratitude Affect Romantic Relationships?By Sara Algoe | September 29, 2014
At the 2014 Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Dr. Sara B. Algoe describes her research into how gratitude affects romantic partners’ feelings for one another, as well as their style of relating to each other.
Our Summer Institute for Educators brought together almost 100 people from all over the world—to study, play, and connect with others who are striving to make a difference in students’ lives.
Articles: Just One Thing: Be Mind Full of GoodBy Rick Hanson | July 3, 2014
Savoring positive experiences can change the brain for the better, says Rick Hanson.
Videos and Podcasts: How Meditation Changes the BrainBy Shauna Shapiro | June 30, 2014
Psychologist and author Shauna Shapiro explains new research into how meditation changes the brain.
Videos and Podcasts: The IAA Model of MindfulnessBy Shauna Shapiro | June 24, 2014
Psychologist and author Shauna Shapiro explains what she sees as the three core components to mindfulness: intention, attention, and attitude.
A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.
Two new studies look at how gratitude, grit, and forgiveness can work together to cut suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
A new study finds that a happy life is much more about making friends than it is about making the grade.
Videos and Podcasts: How to Change Your BrainBy Rick Hanson | December 5, 2013
Rick Hanson explains how mindfulness meditation can strengthen our brains and help us focus our attention.
Articles: Five Myths about GratitudeBy Robert Emmons | November 21, 2013
Does gratitude make us lazy? Naive? Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, debunks some common myths and misconceptions.
Articles: Grateful Schools, Happy SchoolsBy Emily Campbell | November 18, 2013
New research on gratitude finds that it helps younger kids and at-risk students to be happier and more resilient.
Articles: Just One Thing: Feel the SupportBy Rick Hanson | October 24, 2013
We get more support than we think, says Rick Hanson. We just have to allow ourselves to feel it.
Articles: Should Your Doctor Care About You?By Jill Suttie | October 4, 2013
A new book explains the role emotions play in medical care.
Articles: Can Mindfulness Make Us Better Teachers?By Vicki Zakrzewski | October 2, 2013
A new study suggests that training teachers in mindfulness not only reduces burnout but also improves their performance in the classroom.
Articles: How to Grow the Good in Your BrainBy Rick Hanson | September 24, 2013
Rick Hanson explains how we can protect ourselves from the stress of negative experiences.
Articles: Sleep Before You BickerBy Amie M. Gordon | September 17, 2013
Spoiling for a fight with your partner? Before you start, think about how well you or your partner slept the previous night.
Attention is like a spotlight—whatever it shines on becomes brighter in the mind. This knowledge can help us build compassion, says Paul Gilbert.
Videos and Podcasts: How Mindfulness Fosters CompassionBy Paul Gilbert | September 4, 2013
In this presentation from the GGSC’s “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, Paul Gilbert explains how we can wake up to compassion.
New studies suggest you should hold out for a relationship that makes you truly happy.
See how the happiness levels of students in our online course vary depending on where they live.
A new book argues that America’s approach to raising adolescents is a mix of misunderstanding and contradiction.
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December 4, 2014
New York Times op-ed columnist Kristof and reporter Sheryl WuDunn talk about their new book, A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. Presented by the Greater Good Science Center and Berkeley Arts & Letters
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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...
- Northeast Foundation for Children
Northeast Foundation for Children is a non-profit educational organization that offers educators the Responsive Classroom...
- Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship
Based at the University of Michigan Business School, this is a networking community for researchers and practitioners...
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