Seven separate studies by GGSC-affiliated researchers find that upper-class people are more likely to break laws and social customs.
Tag: Social Justice
Tag: Social Justice
These are the most recent things on the site for the tag: Social Justice. You can view more tags here.
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!).
Intergenerational mentoring carries many benefits, but it's becoming more and more rare. Here are some tips for renewing an age-old practice.
Recent research backs up Friedrich Nietzsche.
Education reform efforts often undermine trust in schools, but research points to another way.
Greater Good Events
Sibley Auditorium, UC Berkeley Campus
March 9, 2015
Frans de Waal—one of Discover’s 47 Great Minds of Science—reviews expressions of empathy and the sense of fairness in animals.
» ALL 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”...
- 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...
Book of the Week
» READ MORE
Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program