Tag: Religion

 

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Frans de Waal: Like humans, along with aggression, chimps’ behavior includes reconciliation, empathy and consolation.

Articles: Monkeys for Equal Pay

By Barry J. Bergman | March 18, 2015

And every cat for itself! A report on Frans de Waal's recent Greater Good Science Center talk.

 

Articles: Can Awe Boost Health?

By Yasmin Anwar | February 12, 2015

A new study suggests we can add nature, art, and religion to life’s best anti-inflammatories.

 

Articles: Do We Need God to Feel Awe?

By Tania Lombrozo | October 9, 2014

New studies are exploring the scientific basis for feelings of reverence and wonder.

 

Articles: Five Myths about Gratitude

By Robert Emmons | November 21, 2013

Does gratitude make us lazy? Naive? Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, debunks some common myths and misconceptions.

 
Joshua Greene's new book, Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them (Penguin Press, 432 pages, 2013)

Articles: How to Close the Gap Between Us and Them

By Jill Suttie | November 7, 2013

A Q&A with Moral Tribes author Joshua Greene about emotion, reason, and conflict.

 
Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and the principal investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Articles: Can Love Change the World?

By Michael Edwards | August 19, 2013

Is there any scientific basis for believing that love can be a force for change in politics and economics? A Q&A with Barbara Fredrickson, author of Love 2.0.

 
W. W. Norton & Company, 2013, 304 pages

Articles: Finding Morality in Animals

By Jill Suttie | July 9, 2013

Two new books explore research on animals to better understand the roots of human morality and challenge human specialness.

 
Brother David Steindl-Rast

Articles: Is Gratitude the Path to a Better World?

By Jill Suttie | May 29, 2013

An interview with Brother David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine monk, author, and leading figure in the worldwide gratitude movement.

 

Articles: Why Lent Makes People Happy (and Netflix Doesn’t)

By Jason Marsh, Robb Willer | March 21, 2013

New research suggests that cutting back on life’s pleasures helps us enjoy them significantly more.

 

Articles: The Case for Discussing Spirituality in Schools

By Vicki Zakrzewski | January 8, 2013

Research suggests that spirituality may be a natural developmental process—so what does this mean for secular schools?

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Does Religion Make You Healthier in Old Age?

 
Help for the poor at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Nepal.

Articles: How Does Religion Shape Compassion?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | May 9, 2012

A GGSC-sponsored study found that compassion is less important for moving religious people to perform acts of kindness. But that doesn't mean they are less compassionate!

 

Articles: Religious People Less Motivated by Compassion than Atheists

By Yasmin Anwar | May 2, 2012

In three experiments co-sponsored by the GGSC, scientists found that compassion drove less religious people to be more generous.

 

Articles: How Altruistic is the Greater Good Community?

By Gregg Sparkman | April 27, 2012

The results are in from the Greater Good altruism quiz—and it turns out that gender, age, and income have significant connections to generosity.

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Are Religious People Happier?

 

Articles: Here’s How Grateful You Are

By Gregg Sparkman | February 29, 2012

The results are in from the Greater Good gratitude quiz. Seems like you've been keeping a gratitude journal, haven't you?

 

Articles: The Ancient Heart of Forgiveness

By Jack Kornfield | August 23, 2011

Jack Kornfield shares extraordinary stories of forgiveness--and explains how the next story could be yours.

 
Jack Kornfield shares extraordinary stories of forgiveness—and explains how the next story could be yours.

Videos and Podcasts: The Ancient Heart of Forgiveness

By Jack Kornfield | August 23, 2011

Jack Kornfield shares extraordinary stories of forgiveness—and explains how the next story could be yours.

 
The acclaimed teacher and author explains that forgiveness isn’t quick, easy, or sentimental. But it’s invaluable for your own well-being.

Videos and Podcasts: What Forgiveness Means

By Jack Kornfield | August 21, 2011

The acclaimed teacher and author explains that forgiveness isn’t quick, easy, or sentimental. But it’s invaluable for your own well-being.

 
Jack Kornfield explains that we should forgive for the sake of our own dignity and fulfillment.

Videos and Podcasts: Forgive for You

By Jack Kornfield | August 14, 2011

Jack Kornfield explains that we should forgive for the sake of our own dignity and fulfillment.

 

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