Seven separate studies by GGSC-affiliated researchers find that upper-class people are more likely to break laws and social customs.
Tag: Social Justice
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New research suggests that evolution selects for altruism, not greed.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: HOW to Be Involved in OccupyBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | February 2, 2012
Even if we are really busy, parents can still contribute.
Videos and Podcasts: HOW to Be Involved in OccupyBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | February 2, 2012
Parents today are busier than ever—which makes it hard to get involved in national movements like Occupy. Here are three ways to make a difference.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: WHY to Be Involved in the Occupy Wall St. MovementBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | January 26, 2012
Why this movement is still important
Videos and Podcasts: WHY to Be Involved in the Occupy Wall St. MovementBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | January 26, 2012
Why your involvement matters for your children’s happiness—even if you feel the problems are overwhelming. In this podcast, I reference Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s Principles of Nonviolence; those principles can be found here.
New research by GGSC graduate fellow Jennifer Stellar finds that upper classes are less able to recognize suffering.
Raising Happiness: Occupy Parenting, Part 2By Christine Carter | December 11, 2011
How to make the world better for our children
Raising Happiness: Occupy Parenting, Part 1By Christine Carter | December 5, 2011
Why parents must support the movement
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Occupy: Should the Kids be Involved?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 10, 2011
What social justice has to do with happiness
Videos and Podcasts: Occupy: Should the Kids be Involved?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 9, 2011
This week Rona and I discuss how and why to talk to kids about the Occupy Wall Street movement, and why giving them a broader understanding can boost their happiness (and ours!).
Today is the UN's International Day of Happiness! To celebrate, here's a list of some of our most illuminating and helpful happiness research, tools, and tips.
Our society has become addicted to short-term happiness. But there's a better way, argues Sarah van Gelder.
Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?
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