Tag: Social Network

 

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Sherry Turkle

Articles: How Smartphones Are Killing Conversation

By Jill Suttie | December 7, 2015

A Q&A with MIT professor Sherry Turkle about her new book, Reclaiming Conversation.

 

Articles: Three Strategies for Bringing More Kindness into Your Life

By Juliana Breines | September 16, 2015

Research-based tips that draw from the GGSC’s new website, Greater Good in Action.

 

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 Communities

By 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.

 
This essay is derived from Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, which contains full references to all the studies mentioned.

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 Thanks

By 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 Kids

By 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 Facebook

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 11, 2012

What should we teach our children about Facebook?

 

Raising Happiness: Podcast: Getting Kids to Play by Themselves

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | October 4, 2012

Strategies that work--and aren't the TV

 

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