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Raising Happiness: Podcast: Helping Kids Cope with Uncomfortable EmotionsBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 4, 2011
What to do when you--or your kids--are feeling bad
Videos and Podcasts: Helping Kids Cope with Uncomfortable EmotionsBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | July 4, 2011
As the popular post “Comfortable with Discomfort” makes clear, difficult circumstances and emotions are part of living a happy life. Here’s what to do with those difficult emotions, whether they are your own or your children’s. Part 1 of a 2 part series.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Does Happiness Make Us Selfish?
Videos and Podcasts: The Sea of VulnerabilityBy Fred Luskin | August 22, 2010
Fred Luskin argues that part of forgiveness is accepting our own vulnerability.
Articles: Beyond the Comfort ZoneBy Hanna Roen | May 10, 2010
How moods affect our taste for adventure
Articles: The Trouble With HappinessBy Jill Suttie | Summer 2008
Three new books explore the upsides of sadness and the downsides of happiness.
A giant in the field of social psychology draws on five decades of teaching and research to reveal the secrets of a fulfilling life to today's graduating seniors.
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic—and explores the neuroscience behind why.
Feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? That may be a sign of progress, says Jeremy Adam Smith.
Tara Bennett-Goleman and Daniel Goleman explain the science behind "mind whispering"—a technique for overcoming self-defeating habits of mind.
Studies show giving makes people happy, and happiness makes people give--but not always. Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton offer three ways to help people feel good about giving.
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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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