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Articles: Happiness is about Respect, not RichesBy Stacey Kennelly | July 13, 2012
A study shows that admiration from peers—not wealth or economic status—is what really makes us happy.
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s “Having it All” essay in this month's The Atlantic raises important questions about men, women... and gratitude.
The plot of the new film sounds cynical. But it reveals a surprising amount about the science of human goodness.
Seven separate studies by GGSC-affiliated researchers find that upper-class people are more likely to break laws and social customs.
New research suggests that evolution selects for altruism, not greed.
Articles: When Gossip is GoodBy Yasmin Anwar | January 17, 2012
Gossip isn’t all bad — new study finds its social and psychological benefits
Articles: Fox News: GGSC Fellow Study is “Junk”By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 30, 2011
New media coverage of our research ranges from the helpful to the political.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Does Being Drunk, Powerful, and in the Dark Make You Do Good—or Evil?
Videos and Podcasts: The Milgram ExperimentBy Philip Zimbardo | January 13, 2011
Philip Zimbardo describes the classic and controversial study suggesting how ordinary, decent people can commit heinous acts.
Articles: You Can’t Buy EmpathyBy Jason Marsh | December 14, 2010
New research suggests the rich have a hard time reading others' emotions.
Articles: Honesty and RespectBy Claude M. Steiner | December 1, 2007
Couples often struggle over sex and intimacy, but Claude M. Steiner offers a path to more satisfying relationships.
Articles: Peaceful ParentingBy Sura Hart, Victoria Kindle Hodson | December 1, 2007
Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson explain how to turn parent-child conflict into cooperation.
Articles: The Power ParadoxBy Dacher Keltner | December 1, 2007
True power requires modesty and empathy, not force and coercion, argues Dacher Keltner. But what people want from leaders—social intelligence—is what is damaged by the experience of power.
Articles: The Socially Intelligent SuperpowerBy Jason Marsh | December 1, 2007
An Interview with Foreign Policy Expert Anne-Marie Slaughter
Articles: Little DictatorBy Pete Simpson | December 1, 2007
The psychology of power: A story of power
New research suggests how to coach—and be coached—more effectively.
A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.
A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.
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April 4, 2014
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Greater Good Resources
- "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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