A new study examines how different practices benefit people who worry a lot.
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Several exercises to help you make the most of the International Day of Happiness.
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.
Recent research backs up Friedrich Nietzsche.
Articles: Do Rituals Help Us to Savor Food?By Emily Nauman | August 7, 2013
A new study finds that even little rituals, like swirling wine or shaking a sugar packet, can enhance the flavor of food.
New research suggests that cutting back on life’s pleasures helps us enjoy them significantly more.
Articles: Can Awe Buy You More Time and Happiness?By Stacey Kennelly | August 17, 2012
A study shows feeling awe can make people feel like they have more time, and might make them more likely to help others.
We get plenty of advice for coping with life’s negative events. But can we deliberately enhance the impact of good things on our lives?
Raising Happiness: Enthusiastic Spouses Have Happy MarriagesBy Christine Carter | February 2, 2011
Why cheerleaders live happily ever after
Raising Happiness: Celebrate SummerBy Christine Carter | July 27, 2010
Why we can all enjoy the summer, before it passes us by.
Articles: The Hows of HappinessBy Jason Marsh | July 21, 2010
Seven research-tested strategies for a happier life.
Articles: Taking In the GoodBy Rick Hanson | November 1, 2009
Psychologist Rick Hanson explains how we can make good feelings last.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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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...
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