In the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris, it's time to ask what behaviors might support other people's well-being on social media.
Tag: Social Connections
Tag: Social Connections
These are the most recent things on the site for the tag: Social Connections. You can view more tags here.
Articles: How Friends Help Us Grow OldBy Jill Suttie | November 13, 2015
A new study suggests that we need a lot of social contact when we’re younger—but as we age, we need to focus on closeness.
Articles: The Three Parts of an Effective ApologyBy Christine Carter | November 12, 2015
"I'm sorry" isn't enough—Christine Carter explains what else needs to be said.
New data from our Science of Happiness course confirm the link between well-being and relationship quality.
Articles: The Place of Talk in a Digital AgeBy Jill Suttie | November 5, 2015
A new book describes what we lose when we text instead of talk—and how we can re-learn the art of conversation.
Articles: The Secret to Danish HappinessBy Jessica Alexander | October 27, 2015
Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. The reason why might lie with the idea of “hygge.”
Articles: Why Americans Struggle to be HappyBy Jill Suttie | October 26, 2015
A new cross-cultural study finds that we should pursue stronger social ties, not happiness.
Here’s what we learned from The Science of Happiness 2015 pre-course survey.
A new study finds that visible inequality makes wealthy people less likely to cooperate with others——which might lead to even greater disparities.
A new study challenges the idea that addiction might be hardwired in our brains.
Articles: How Groups Shape Individual JudgmentBy Art Markman | July 31, 2015
How social are people? New research suggests that we can go so far as to confuse our own actions with those of others.
Ten years after the trauma of the hurricane, a study finds that some students are having unexpected success.
Articles: What Makes a Nation Happy?By Cat Johnson | June 12, 2015
A rundown of the world's 10 happiest countries—and what factors might have made them that way.
Articles: Is Facebook Building Political Bridges?By Tom Jacobs | May 8, 2015
Two new studies defy conventional wisdom by finding that social media is exposing people to different ideas, not isolating them.
Social media can stress us out—or help us feel love and connection. The key is to understand their impact and use them strategically.
Articles: Happier Tweets, Healthier CommunitiesBy Tom Jacobs | February 2, 2015
New research finds that the number of heart disease deaths in a county can be predicted by analyzing the language its residents use on Twitter.
Articles: Can Connection Cure Addiction?By Johann Hari | January 27, 2015
The best way to win the drug war might not be police or prisons, argues Johann Hari. Instead, we should strive to reduce feelings of isolation.
New studies predict that you will be happier if you check your phone less. But how?
Articles: Why Happiness is the Wrong PursuitBy Christine Carter | December 11, 2014
The way to lead a joyful life is not to pursue happiness for ourselves, argues Christine Carter, but to pursue it for others
Christine Carter suggests how we can make this "the most wonderful time of the year," for real.
Feeling forced to say “thanks” at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are four exercises to help get the gratefulness going.
"Thank you" doesn't just bring light to people's faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain.
The emphasis on testing can squeeze the feeling out of today’s classrooms. Here is one teacher’s journey to re-connect with herself and her students.
Greater Good Events
Take a Greater Good Quiz!
How compassionate are you? How generous, grateful, or forgiving? Find out!» TAKE A QUIZ
Watch Greater Good Videos
Talks by inspiring speakers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dacher Keltner, and Barbara Fredrickson.Watch
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...
Book of the Week
» READ MORE
Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence