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A selfie with National Guard soldiers in Baltimore on May 1, 2015.

Articles: Understanding Our New Racial Reality Starts with the Unconscious

By john a. powell | May 19, 2015

Egalitarian goals can be undermined by deeply rooted implicit biases, says john a. powell. To address racial discrimination, we need to look inward.

 
Officer Tina Latendresse of the Hillsboro Police Department in Oregon meditates during a mindfulness training program for police.

Articles: How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias

By Rhonda Magee | May 14, 2015

There might be a solution to implicit racial bias, argues Rhonda Magee: cultivating moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.

 

Articles: Why Teachers Are More Likely to Punish Black Students

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 7, 2015

A new study shows that teachers of all races are more likely to punish black students. Fortunately, research also points to solutions.

 
Protesters in Baltimore take to the streets following the death in police detention of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

Articles: Can We Reduce Bias in Criminal Justice?

By Jason Marsh | April 28, 2015

As protests against police killings of unarmed black men sweep the country, Jason Marsh kicks off a new series about the science of implicit bias.

 
Which one will you choose?

Articles: How Science Helps Us Find the Good

By Jeremy Adam Smith | April 9, 2015

Looking back at 10 years of writing about the science of human goodness for Greater Good, Jeremy Adam Smith discovers that the bad and good—and the inner and outer—go hand in hand.

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2014

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Bianca Lorenz, Kira M. Newman, Lauren Klein, Lisa Bennett , Jason Marsh, Jill Suttie | December 26, 2014

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.

 
A protestor in Berkeley, California, after grand juries decided not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Reduce Racism?

By Jill Suttie | December 9, 2014

Can we override hidden prejudice? A new study says, yes, it can be done—and the key might be mindfulness meditation.

 
Perigee Trade, 2014, 272 pages

Articles: Why Empathy Matters

By Jill Suttie | November 21, 2014

A new book argues that empathy can be a radical force for social change.

 

Articles: Five Ways to Foster Interracial Friendship in Schools

By Jill Suttie | November 12, 2014

New studies point the way toward a more connected and egalitarian society, starting with friendships between kids.

 
Rodrigo Guzman and his parents in Mexico

Articles: How to Foster Empathy for Immigrants

By Jeremy Adam Smith | August 6, 2014

Why did a group of fourth graders rally in support of an undocumented classmate while the citizens of Murrieta, California, tried to stop immigrant children from entering their town?

 
An albino rat prepares to help a trapped black-hooded companion.

Articles: Are Rats Born Racist?

By Bianca Lorenz | March 26, 2014

The answer is no, according to a new study. Social contact matters more than genetics in determining who gets help and who doesn't.

 
Knopf, 2014, 242 pages

Articles: When Empathy Fails

By Jill Suttie | March 4, 2014

Humans brains are very attuned to what others are thinking, feeling, and planning—but a new book explores when our “mindreading” powers can lead us astray.

 

Articles: Can Mindfulness Help People Cope with Discrimination?

By Emily Nauman | February 24, 2014

A new study asks if mindfulness can help people who experience depression as a result of prejudice.

 
A child buys tickets at the Halloween-Día de los Muertos fundraiser for Junipero Serra Elementary in San Francisco.

Articles: Five Ways to Encourage Giving to Disadvantaged Public Schools

By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 6, 2014

Parent donations can widen inequities between public schools. What can we do to motivate affluent parents to charitably support all schools, not just their own?

 
Basic Books, 2013, 268 pages

Articles: What if You Can Judge a Book by its Cover?

By Jill Suttie | December 27, 2013

A new book explores the mind’s powers of split-second social observation.

 
Susan T. Fiske speaks at Being Human 2013.

Articles: What Does Prejudice Reveal About What It Means to be Human?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 21, 2013

What happens when we define some people as more human than others? A Q&A with Susan Fiske about the new science of racism.

 

Articles: Can Patriotism Be Compassionate?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 2, 2013

Feeling ambivalent about the Fourth of July? New psychological research points to how we can feel authentic pride for our country—and still be citizens of the world.

 

Articles: Underwear Models, “Dumb Blondes,” and Stereotype Threat

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | May 30, 2013

What a recent TED talk teaches us about our hidden stereotypes--and their pernicious effects.

 
Viking, 2013, 273 pages

Articles: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

By Jill Suttie | May 24, 2013

These two books give us insights into how brain science can help us understand our nature, improve our lives, and help us empathize with those who may have memory lapses.

 
Students in Chicago protest the closing of their elementary school--one of 50 slated for closure by the city.

Articles: How to Reduce Violence after School Closures

By Vicki Zakrzewski, Trinh T. Tran, Jason Marsh | April 23, 2013

Plans to close public schools are raising concerns about student safety in several major cities. But if the cities heed lessons from social science, they may be able to keep a difficult situation from getting even worse.

 

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