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Tag: Positive Emotions
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Articles: How Awe Sharpens Our BrainsBy Michelle Lani Shiota | May 11, 2016
According to emerging research, we're better thinkers when we're feeling awe.
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.
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.
New research provides a whole new understanding of the brain's amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.
Several exercises to help you make the most of the International Day of Happiness.
Articles: Four Awe-Inspiring ActivitiesBy Juliana Breines | March 8, 2016
Research-based practices for cultivating awe from the GGSC website Greater Good in Action.
We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.
Tim Desmond offers practical strategies from his new book on integrating the science of self-compassion into clinical treatment.
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.
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 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.
New research is revealing how to protect teens' mental health during a challenging part of life.
To get happier, you need to develop a personalized, strategic plan.
According to a new study, self-compassion may help us benefit from regret rather than wallowing in it.
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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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