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Raising Happiness: Teaching Gratitude in a Culture of EntitlementBy Christine Carter | November 16, 2007
Videos and Podcasts: The 21st Century FamilyBy Jason Marsh | October 17, 2007
Panelists discuss how the definition of family has changed, and that change’s implications for our society.
Articles: New Americans, New FamiliesBy Thomas Schofield, Scott Coltrane, Ross D. Parke | Fall 2007
At a time when people are lamenting the death of the American family, Ross D. Parke, Scott Coltrane, and Thomas Schofield discovered that many of its ideals are alive and well—and they’re being imported from Mexico.
Articles: The Family RevolutionBy Stephanie Coontz | Fall 2007
The last century has seen a transformation of marriage and family life. But to address new challenges, argues Stephanie Coontz, we can’t delude ourselves into thinking there ever was a Golden Age for couples and families.
Articles: Q & A: A Better WayBy Jason Marsh | Fall 2007
An Interview with The Good Divorce author Constance Ahrons
Articles: A Lesson in ThanksBy Jeffrey Froh | Summer 2007
Psychologist Jeffrey Froh infused middle-school classes with a small dose of gratitude—and found that it made students feel more connected to their friends, family, and their school.
Articles: Love, Honor, and ThankBy Jess Alberts , Angela Threthewey | Summer 2007
Researchers Jess Alberts and Angela Trethewey have found that a successful relationship doesn’t just depend on how partners divide their household chores, but on how they each express gratitude for the work the other one puts in.
Articles: Inspiring Good WorkBy Howard Gardner, Wendy Fischman | Spring/Summer 2005
Steroid abuse. Accounting tricks. Plagiarism. Budding professionals are learning these tricks of their trades from mentors, say researchers Wendy Fischman and Howard Gardner. Who will inspire them to practice ethics and excellence on the job?
Articles: Book Review: The Hand of CompassionBy Jason Marsh | Spring/Summer 2005
by Kristen Renwick Monroe
Princeton University Press, 2004, 392 pages
Most of the time, gratitude is good. But research finds that there are situations when "thank you" may be the wrong response.
It's easy to feel grateful when life is good, says Robert Emmons. But when disaster strikes, gratitude is worth the effort.
Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?
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.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
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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”...
- 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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