A new book outlines the psychological biases that get in the way of good decision-making—and what to do about them.
These are the most recent things on the site for the tag: Resilience. You can view more tags here.
According to a new study, experiencing adversity may contribute to politically polarized attitudes.
Articles: How to Fight Stress with EmpathyBy Arthur P. Ciaramicoli | January 11, 2017
Psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli argues that empathic listening may be the key to reducing stress in our lives.
A new program teaches humanitarian aid workers how to build resilience so they can handle the intense stress of supporting those in desperate need of help.
According to a new study, changing your perspective may be helpful in some situations—but not others.
Articles: How to Journal Through Your StrugglesBy Kira M. Newman | November 17, 2016
Stuck in negativity? Writing down your feelings can be a healthy way to cope, a new book explains.
When the road gets rocky, what do you do?
Articles: How to Awaken Joy in KidsBy James Baraz, Michele Lilyanna | October 10, 2016
These research-based practices can help kids (and adults) foster authentic happiness.
Articles: The Four Keys to Well-BeingBy Richard J. Davidson | March 21, 2016
Dr. Richard Davidson explains that well-being is a skill that can be practiced and strengthened.
Articles: Manage Your Energy, Not Your TimeBy Kira M. Newman | March 1, 2016
The new book “The Happiness Track” explains how to use the science of happiness to preserve your energy and be more productive.
Articles: How Love Can Survive DeathBy Kira M. Newman | February 12, 2016
According to a new study, the link between two partners’ well-being isn’t weakened when one passes away.
Videos and Podcasts: The Four Constituents of Well-BeingBy Richard J. Davidson | January 29, 2016
Dr. Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explains what he sees as the four science-based keys to well-being.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2015By Jill Suttie, Diana Divecha, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 15, 2015
Greater Good's editors pick the most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books published this year on the science of a meaningful life.
After a tragedy like the Paris attacks, kids will have questions. How do we respond?
Ten years after the trauma of the hurricane, a study finds that some students are having unexpected success.
Recent research backs up Friedrich Nietzsche.
Videos and Podcasts: Facing Difficulty with GratitudeBy Jack Kornfield | September 5, 2014
In a conversation from the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, Jack Kornfield talks with Brother David Steindl-Rast about how to cultivate gratitude, even in difficult circumstances.
Articles: Six Skillful Ways to Deal with DisasterBy Linda Graham | September 4, 2014
Practical tools and resources for helping cope with the challenges and crises of our lives.
Articles: Can Suffering Lead to Success?By Jill Suttie | September 3, 2014
A new book explores when trauma triggers growth—and when it doesn't.
After the Boston Marathon explosions, we are inundated with horrific images of violence and suffering. Here's how to protect our kids--and ourselves--from vicarious trauma.
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
Greater Good Events
International House at UC Berkeley
April 29, 2017
6 CE Hours
A day-long semiar with GGSC Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., celebrated compassion teacher Joan Halifax, burnout expert Christina Maslach, Ph.D., and UCLA psychiatrist Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.
» ALL EVENTS
Take a Greater Good Quiz!
How compassionate are you? How generous, grateful, or forgiving? Find out!» TAKE A QUIZ
Watch Greater Good Videos
Talks by inspiring speakers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dacher Keltner, and Barbara Fredrickson.Watch
Greater Good Resources
- "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”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
Book of the Week
» READ MORE
Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program