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Articles: What We Still Don’t Know about Mindfulness Meditation

By Hooria Jazaieri | February 7, 2017

Despite the hype, researchers are still exploring the benefits of meditation and how much practice we need to achieve them.

 
Krista Tippett

Articles: Can Science Help You to Become Wise?

By Jenara Nerenberg | July 6, 2016

Krista Tippett explores the scientific inquiry into what makes us wise.

 
Tom Rockwell, director of exhibits and media studio at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, offers a tour of the museum’s exhibits and how they inspire wonder.

Videos and Podcasts: How the Exploratorium Fosters Wonder

By Tom Rockwell | June 24, 2016

Tom Rockwell, director of exhibits and media studio at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, offers a tour of the museum’s exhibits and how they inspire wonder.

 

Articles: A Simple Story Can Improve Students’ Grades in Science

By Kira M. Newman | May 27, 2016

According to a new study, reading about scientists’ struggles can help students who aren’t doing so well in science.

 

Articles: Does Happiness Really Help You Live Longer?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | December 18, 2015

A new study contradicts prior research by suggesting that a happy life isn’t necessarily a longer one. But a closer look reveals that there's more to the story.

 

Articles: Ten Questions to Ask about Scientific Studies

By Jeremy Adam Smith | September 8, 2015

Never take a study at face value, including one you read about in Greater Good!

 
Which one will you choose?

Articles: How Science Helps Us Find the Good

By Jeremy Adam Smith | April 9, 2015

Looking back at 10 years of writing about the science of human goodness for Greater Good, Jeremy Adam Smith discovers that the bad and good—and the inner and outer—go hand in hand.

 
Alex Wood of the University of Stirling provides a skeptical voice at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, exploring the scientific obstacles to understanding gratitude.

Videos and Podcasts: Challenges to Gratitude Research

By Alex Wood | September 22, 2014

Alex Wood of the University of Stirling provides a skeptical voice at the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, exploring the scientific obstacles to understanding gratitude.

 
The top line represents the "happiness" search volume index, 2004-2012. The bottom line shows how frequently "happiness" has turned up in Google News stories during the same period.

Articles: What We Google When We Google Love

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 19, 2012

Internet searches for positive emotions and behaviors are increasing; searches for negative emotions are staying flat. We don't know why, but we know people are searching for what's good in humanity.

 

Articles: Does Empathy Reduce Prejudice—or Promote It?

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | August 29, 2011

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains how to make sense of conflicting scientific evidence.

 

Articles: How to Motivate Global Concern about Global Warming

By Gregg Sparkman | December 15, 2009

 

Articles: The Science of Spirituality: A Review of Fingerprints of God

By Cjay Roughgarden | August 25, 2009

 

Articles: Truth in the Balance, Part II: An Interview with Neuroscientist and Author Michael S. Gazzaniga.

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 7, 2008

 

Articles: Truth in the Balance, Part I: An Interview with Psychologist and Author Steven Pinker

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 6, 2008

 

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"It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all."  
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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