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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
Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"
An interview with best-selling author Daniel Goleman about his new book, Focus.
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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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