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Tag: Positive Emotions
Tag: Positive Emotions
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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 CuriosityBy Emily Campbell | September 24, 2015
For children and adults alike, curiosity has been linked with psychological, emotional, social, and even health benefits.
A new study finds that surrounding yourself with emotionally healthy friends is an effective way to avoid—or recover from—depression.
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.
Check out these research-based practices for cultivating staff well-being—a key to successful schools.
Articles: How Awe Makes Us GenerousBy Adam Hoffman | August 3, 2015
A new study finds that feeling small in nature makes us more generous to other humans.
Need some extra motivation to get happier? Check out the ways that well-being has been linked to good health.
Articles: A Better Way to Pursue HappinessBy Lahnna Catalino | July 13, 2015
Trying to be happy can be a recipe for unhappiness. But researcher Lahnna Catalino explains how to go about it effectively.
Articles: Four Great Gratitude StrategiesBy Juliana Breines | June 30, 2015
Here are the key research-based principles for turning gratitude into a lasting habit, drawing from the GGSC’s new website, Greater Good in Action.
To deal life's challenges, we need resources. Rick Hanson explains how to find the ones that lie inside yourself.
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
Feeling forced to say “thanks” at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are four exercises to help get the gratefulness going.
"Thank you" doesn't just bring light to people's faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain.
The emphasis on testing can squeeze the feeling out of today’s classrooms. Here is one teacher’s journey to re-connect with herself and her students.
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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”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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