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Tag: Positive Emotions
Tag: Positive Emotions
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Articles: Can Awe Boost Health?By Yasmin Anwar | February 12, 2015
A new study suggests we can add nature, art, and religion to life’s best anti-inflammatories.
Social media can stress us out—or help us feel love and connection. The key is to understand their impact and use them strategically.
Articles: How to Find Your Sweet SpotBy Jill Suttie | January 21, 2015
Jill Suttie talks with the GGSC's Christine Carter about her new book.
Articles: How Gratitude Beats MaterialismBy Jason Marsh, Dacher Keltner | January 8, 2015
New studies reveal how to deliberately cultivate gratitude in ways that counter materialism and its negative effects.
Articles: Social-Emotional Learning: Why Now?By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 7, 2015
Our new and deeper understanding of human development is reshaping how we think about education.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
Articles: Variety is the Spice of Emotional LifeBy Kira M. Newman | December 22, 2014
A new paper finds that cultivating a diversity of emotions—positive or negative—can make us happier and healthier.
A new book says we can't ask more of our fantasies than they can give us.
Articles: Why Happiness is the Wrong PursuitBy Christine Carter | December 11, 2014
The way to lead a joyful life is not to pursue happiness for ourselves, argues Christine Carter, but to pursue it for others
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2014By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 8, 2014
Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.
Christine Carter explains how "doing nothing" could be a key to happiness... and productivity.
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, Sara 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.
Today is the UN's International Day of Happiness! To celebrate, here's a list of some of our most illuminating and helpful happiness research, tools, and tips.
Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?
A new study suggests that experience trumps intellectual knowledge when it comes to fostering compassion.
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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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