Tag: Positive Emotions


Tag: Positive Emotions

These are the most recent things on the site for the tag: Positive Emotions. You can view more tags here.

Articles: How to Teach Happiness at School

By Ilona Boniwell | October 6, 2016

We can teach students crucial skills of well-being without overhauling the curriculum, Ilona Boniwell explains.


Articles: How to Bring Humor to Meditation

By Kira M. Newman | August 25, 2016

A new book teaches mindfulness by emphasizing ease, joy, and jokes.


Articles: Mindful Parenting May Keep Kids Out of Trouble

By Jill Suttie | June 7, 2016

According to new research, children who experience mindful parenting are less likely to use drugs or get depression or anxiety.


Articles: How Awe Sharpens Our Brains

By Michelle Lani Shiota | May 11, 2016

According to emerging research, we're better thinkers when we're feeling awe.

Explore awe in depth at The Art & Science of Awe, an inspiring day-long event on June 4 at UC Berkeley or via webcast.

Articles: Why Do We Feel Awe?

By Dacher Keltner | May 10, 2016

According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.


Articles: How Positive Media Can Make Us Better People

By Sophie H. Janicke | April 27, 2016

Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.


Articles: How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

By Summer Allen, Jeremy Adam Smith | March 17, 2016

New research provides a whole new understanding of the brain's amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.


Articles: Five Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness

By Kira M. Newman | March 16, 2016

Several exercises to help you make the most of the International Day of Happiness.


Articles: Four Awe-Inspiring Activities

By Juliana Breines | March 8, 2016

Research-based practices for cultivating awe from the GGSC website Greater Good in Action.


Articles: How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

By Jill Suttie | March 2, 2016

We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.


Articles: Five Ways to Put Self-Compassion into Therapy

By Tim Desmond | January 27, 2016

Tim Desmond offers practical strategies from his new book on integrating the science of self-compassion into clinical treatment.


Articles: Does Happiness Really Help You Live Longer?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | December 18, 2015

A new study contradicts prior research by suggesting that a happy life isn’t necessarily a longer one. But a closer look reveals that there's more to the story.


Articles: Five Ways to Build Caring Community on Social Media

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 20, 2015

In the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris, it's time to ask what behaviors might support other people's well-being on social media.


Articles: Just One Thing: Pay Attention!

By Rick Hanson | October 5, 2015

Is your mind wandering? Rick Hanson offers seven steps to get it back on track.


Articles: Six Surprising Benefits of Curiosity

By Emily Campbell | September 24, 2015

For children and adults alike, curiosity has been linked with psychological, emotional, social, and even health benefits.


Articles: How Good Cheer Spreads Through Teen Social Networks

By Tom Jacobs | September 14, 2015

A new study finds that surrounding yourself with emotionally healthy friends is an effective way to avoid—or recover from—depression.

Matthieu Ricard

Articles: Can People Change?

By Matthieu Ricard | August 25, 2015

In an adaptation from his new book Altruism, Buddhist monk and bestselling author Matthieu Ricard takes on the notion that humans have a fixed nature.


Articles: Four Activities for Building a Positive School Climate

By Vicki Zakrzewski | August 11, 2015

Check out these research-based practices for cultivating staff well-being—a key to successful schools.

Paul Piff

Articles: How Awe Makes Us Generous

By Adam Hoffman | August 3, 2015

A new study finds that feeling small in nature makes us more generous to other humans.


Articles: Six Ways Happiness Is Good for Your Health

By Kira M. Newman | July 28, 2015

Need some extra motivation to get happier? Check out the ways that well-being has been linked to good health.


Page 1 of 9 pages  1 2 3 >  Last ›

View the most popular tags overall?



Greater Good Events

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training
International House
December 9-10, 2016

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.


Take a Greater Good Quiz!

How compassionate are you? How generous, grateful, or forgiving? Find out!


Watch Greater Good Videos

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Talks by inspiring speakers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dacher Keltner, and Barbara Fredrickson.


Greater Good Resources


Book of the Week

How Pleasure Works By Paul Bloom Bloom explores a broad range of human pleasures from food to sex to religion to music. Bloom argues that human pleasure is not purely an instinctive, superficial, sensory reaction; it has a hidden depth and complexity.

Is she flirting with you? Take the quiz and find out.
"It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all."  
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

thnx advertisement