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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.
Videos and Podcasts: How the Exploratorium Fosters WonderBy 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.
According to a new study, reading about scientists’ struggles can help students who aren’t doing so well in science.
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.
Never take a study at face value, including one you read about in Greater Good!
Articles: How Science Helps Us Find the GoodBy 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.
Videos and Podcasts: Challenges to Gratitude ResearchBy 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.
Articles: What We Google When We Google LoveBy 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.
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains how to make sense of conflicting scientific evidence.
Articles: Truth in the Balance, Part II: An Interview with Neuroscientist and Author Michael S. Gazzaniga.By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 7, 2008
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.
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The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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