A new study finds that visible inequality makes wealthy people less likely to cooperate with others——which might lead to even greater disparities.
Tag: Social Justice
Tag: Social Justice
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Articles: How to Reduce Racial ProfilingBy Jack Glaser | May 28, 2015
Evidence says that implicit racial bias influences police in deciding which cars to stop. But there's a better way, argues Jack Glaser.
Seven separate studies by GGSC-affiliated researchers find that upper-class people are more likely to break laws and social customs.
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!).
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.
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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”...
- 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...
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