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Articles: Building ResilienceBy Jill Suttie | April 16, 2013
We all face adversity in life. A new book shows how to handle trouble and obstacles in a more positive and resilient way.
Articles: Why People Are Not FeetBy Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | June 4, 2012
What's the best way to help build the resilience of loved ones? Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton says care, not tough love, is the key.
Research Digest Items/Studies: The Keys to Resilience
A new study suggests how people can heal from the end of their marriage.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Nurturing Moms Are Better than Money
Responding to another person's suffering is hard; responding to our own suffering can be harder. Rick Hanson explains how to foster self-compassion.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why You Should Try to See Yourself as Resilient
Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Recover from Being Wronged
Videos and Podcasts: Jane Brody on What Makes a Good DeathBy The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | November 4, 2010
The award-winning New York Times columnist offers lessons for navigating the practical and emotional challenges of end-of-life, based on research and her own personal experiences.
Articles: What Makes a Good Death?By Michael Bergeisen | November 4, 2010
Award-winning New York Times columnist Jane Brody offers lessons for navigating the practical and emotional challenges of end-of-life--part of Greater Good's podcast series.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Some Kids Are More Resilient against Depression
Raising Happiness: No Labor DayBy Christine Carter | August 30, 2010
Addressing my failure to get more rest.
Videos and Podcasts: Wanting “Yes” and Getting “No”By Fred Luskin | August 23, 2010
Fred Luskin explains that the essence of forgiveness is being resilient when things don’t go your way.
Articles: What is Forgiveness?By Fred Luskin | August 19, 2010
Forgiveness expert Fred Luskin explains what it takes to give up a grudge.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Resilience and Workplace Well-Being
Research Digest Items/Studies: Defensive Pessimists Pursue Goals
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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- "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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