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Tag: Social Network
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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.
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.
Articles: Are Some Social Ties Better Than Others?By Juliana Breines | March 11, 2014
Which is more important: your spouse or your Facebook friends? A social psychologist says we need both, for weak ties can make us strong—and sometimes strong ties can make us weak.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Giving ThanksBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 15, 2012
Helping kids understand the value of gratitude
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Working on the Weekend?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 8, 2012
Finding ways to reduce stress and anxiety over the weekend
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Do You Have Enough Friends?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | November 1, 2012
A new study quantifies the importance of adult friendship
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Bullies, Bystanders, and Really Kind KidsBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 25, 2012
Tips for raising children who don't push others around.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Dealing with “Sass Mouth”By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 18, 2012
Do your kids talk back to you?
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Keeping Kids Safe—and Happy!—on FacebookBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 11, 2012
What should we teach our children about Facebook?
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Getting Kids to Play by ThemselvesBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 4, 2012
Strategies that work--and aren't the TV
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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