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Articles: What Don’t We Know about Gratitude and Youth?

By Giacomo Bono | February 15, 2017

Gratitude helped Giacomo Bono survive a childhood disease. Now he’s trying to understand how to help kids cultivate thankfulness.

 
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Articles: The Evolution of Gratitude

By Malini Suchak | February 1, 2017

How did gratitude evolve? Researchers are starting to trace this common human emotion all the way back to primate behavior.

 

Articles: Why Do We Throw Coins in Fountains?

By Peter Wogan | January 26, 2017

This simple ritual offers clues about how we experience awe, society, and collective belonging.

 

Articles: Six Ways to Get More Happiness for Your Money

By Kira M. Newman | October 4, 2016

More than a decade of research looks at how our spending choices can make us happier—or leave us disappointed.

 

Articles: The Benefits of Feeling Awe

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 30, 2016

We talk with a researcher and a veteran at UC Berkeley to try to understand the impact of awe on well-being.

 

Articles: Where Does Kindness Come From?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | May 5, 2016

A new study fuses methods from several different branches of science to reveal the forces that shape kindness.

 

Articles: How Positive Media Can Make Us Better People

By Sophie H. Janicke | April 27, 2016

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.

 

Articles: When Taking Risks is Good for Teens

By Jill Suttie | April 26, 2016

Giving to others can give teens a dopamine rush, too—and help prevent depression.

 
Even male rats can use a good hug to protect themselves from the effects of stress.

Articles: Bromances Can Protect Males Under Stress

By Robert Sanders | March 10, 2016

According to a new study, male rats like to cuddle after they get stressed out.

 

Articles: How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative

By Jill Suttie | March 2, 2016

We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.

 

Articles: Can Helping Others Help You Find Meaning in Life?

By Elizabeth Hopper | February 16, 2016

New research is finding that being kind and giving to others can make our lives feel more meaningful.

 

Articles: What Happens to Kids When Parents Fight

By Diana Divecha | January 26, 2016

Conflict between parents is inevitable—but it doesn’t have to hurt kids. Here’s how to turn a disagreement into a positive lesson.

 

Articles: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Kinder

By Jill Suttie | January 25, 2016

New research suggests that people who have experienced greater adversity are more empathic.

 

Articles: When Kindness Helps Teens (and When It Doesn’t)

By Kira M. Newman | January 14, 2016

According to a new study, we can predict whether teens will get into trouble by how nice they are to strangers.

 

Articles: Are the Rich Really Less Generous?

By Jason Marsh | December 22, 2015

A new study suggests that inequality—not wealth alone—reduces generosity.

 

Articles: How Our Brains Make Us Generous

By Summer Allen, Jill Suttie | December 21, 2015

A recent series of ground-breaking neuroscience studies suggest that empathy and altruism are deeply rooted in human nature.

 

Articles: Kind Kids Lead to Healthier Communities

By Emily Campbell | December 16, 2015

A new study suggests that cultivating “pro-social” skills in schools might benefit public health and safety.

 

Articles: How to Put the Giving into Thanksgiving

By Kira M. Newman | November 24, 2015

Gratitude and generosity go hand in hand. Here are three ways to help the generosity flow this Thanksgiving.

 

Articles: Three Reasons to Raise Grateful Kids

By Shuka Kalantari | November 19, 2015

Here's what Shuka Kalantari learned from researching the science of gratitude while raising a toddler.

 

Articles: Want to Be Happy? Make Your Relationships Exceptional

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | November 9, 2015

New data from our Science of Happiness course confirm the link between well-being and relationship quality.

 

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