Tag: Social Connections
Tag: Social Connections
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Articles: Right and Wrong in the Real WorldBy Joshua Halberstam | Spring/Summer 2006
From our friendships to our jobs to our conduct in public, seemingly small decisions often pose tough ethical dilemmas, says Joshua Halberstam. He offers guidance for navigating the ethical dimension of everyday life.
Articles: Compassion across CubiclesBy Jill Suttie | Spring/Summer 2006
A new research movement tries to keep people from tuning out their emotions when they punch in to work.
Articles: Book Review: All RiseBy Matthew Wheeland | Spring/Summer 2006
By Robert W. Fuller
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2006, 200 pages
Articles: The Evolution of EmpathyBy Frans de Waal | Fall/Winter 2005-06
We tend to think of empathy as a uniquely human trait. But it’s something apes and other animals demonstrate as well, says primatologist Frans de Waal. He shows how our evolutionary history suggests a deep-rooted propensity for feeling the emotions of others.
Articles: A Feeling for FictionBy Keith Oatley | Fall/Winter 2005-06
Books, movies, and plays are more than just entertainment, says psychologist and novelist Keith Oatley. They train us in the art of being human. He explains how fictional works nurture empathy and enhance our social and emotional lives.
Articles: Book Review: Leave No Child BehindBy Matthew Wheeland | Spring/Summer 2005
by James Comer
Yale University Press, 2004, 352 pages
Articles: Nobel PursuitsBy Jes Ward | Spring/Summer 2005
It’s been 10 years since Jes Ward ﬁrst heard of the PeaceJam program when she was in high school; now she helps run it. In that time she’s seen thousands of youth learn that the only thing more inspiring than the lives of Nobel Peace Prize Winners is the chance to follow in their footsteps.
Articles: A Different ViewBy Alfie Kohn | Spring/Summer 2005
How we can help children see the world from another perspective.
Articles: Book Review: The Psychology of GratitudeBy Christine Carter | Fall 2004
Edited by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough
Oxford University Press, 2004, 368 pages
How do Buddhist and Western notions of compassion differ? Read summaries of research comparing the two traditions.
Articles: Book Review: Kids Working It OutBy Elizabeth Cushing Payne | Spring 2004
Edited by Tricia S. Jones and Randy Compton
Jossey-Bass, 2003, 360 pages
Articles: A Change of HeartBy Jason Marsh | Spring 2004
An interview with former Illinois Governor George Ryan
by Jason Marsh
Emma Seppala explains how compassionate workplaces are good for employee health and the corporate bottom line.
A new report finds that fitting work with family isn't just a women's issue. Jeremy Adam Smith offers 10 tips for helping fathers to navigate a changing landscape at home and on the job.
A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.
An essay in this week’s New Yorker argues that we don't have enough empathy to go around. But new research says we can keep renewing and expanding our feeling for others.
A new documentary reveals the power of mindfulness and neuroplasticity. Bay Area residents can catch a screening tonight at Stanford University.
Greater Good Events
University of California, Berkeley
Clark Kerr Campus
Friday, June 28 - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute will equip educators with social-emotional learning tools that will benefit both students and teachers. Registration is now closed.
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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”...
- 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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