A new book, co-written by Emotional Intelligence author Daniel Goleman, argues that schools are the best places to cultivate an understanding of our relationship to the natural world.
Tag: Social Intelligence
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The plot of the new film sounds cynical. But it reveals a surprising amount about the science of human goodness.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Does Being Drunk, Powerful, and in the Dark Make You Do Good—or Evil?
Articles: Social Science, with a Touch of SnarkBy Jill Suttie | July 13, 2011
Greater Good’s book review editor examines The Social Animal, by David Brooks.
Articles: You Can’t Buy EmpathyBy Jason Marsh | December 14, 2010
New research suggests the rich have a hard time reading others' emotions.
Videos and Podcasts: Mindsight vs. Emotional IntelligenceBy Daniel Siegel | October 28, 2010
Daniel Siegel talks with Christine Carter about how mindsight relates to emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and mindfulness.
Articles: The Power ParadoxBy Dacher Keltner | December 1, 2007
True power requires modesty and empathy, not force and coercion, argues Dacher Keltner. But what people want from leaders—social intelligence—is what is damaged by the experience of power.
Articles: The Socially Intelligent SuperpowerBy Jason Marsh | December 1, 2007
An Interview with Foreign Policy Expert Anne-Marie Slaughter
How can we free ourselves from prisons of the past?
New research suggests how to coach—and be coached—more effectively.
A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.
A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.
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- "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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