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During the campaign for president, Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale found that Trump lied about 20 times a day.

Articles: Can the Science of Lying Explain Trump’s Support?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | March 29, 2017

Most people think lying is wrong—unless it’s for a “good” cause. This may explain why Donald Trump gets away with it.

 
Protest of President Donald Trump's "Muslim ban," an executive order that barred citizens of seven countries from entering the United States but was since overturned

Articles: How to Stop Teens from Fearing Immigrants

By Jill Suttie | February 28, 2017

A new study suggests that promoting empathy and cross-group friendships in children can buffer against the negative effects of parental and peer biases.

 

Articles: Why Do American Soldiers Miss War?

By Jenara Nerenberg | September 1, 2016

According to author Sebastian Junger, facing social isolation back at home deepens the trauma.

 
This essay is adapted from the introduction to Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference (Berrett Koehler, 2015).

Articles: Where Can We Find Sustainable Happiness?

By Sarah van Gelder | March 12, 2015

Our society has become addicted to short-term happiness. But there's a better way, argues Sarah van Gelder.

 
At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, the GGSC research fellow explains why consumer society tends to discourage gratitude—and how we can begin to foster a stronger sense of gratefulness.

Videos and Podcasts: Cultivating Gratitude in a Consumerist Society

By Tom Gilovich | September 17, 2014

At the Greater Good Gratitude Summit, the GGSC research fellow explains why consumer society tends to discourage gratitude—and how we can begin to foster a stronger sense of gratefulness.

 
Matthew Boger (left) and Tim Zaal.

Articles: Facing Fear, Facing Forgiveness

By Jill Suttie | July 9, 2014

Three decades ago, Tim Zaal nearly killed Matthew Boger for being gay. We talk with them and the director of Facing Fear, which tells their story of forgiveness and reconciliation.

 
Susan T. Fiske speaks at Being Human 2013.

Articles: What Does Prejudice Reveal About What It Means to be Human?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 21, 2013

What happens when we define some people as more human than others? A Q&A with Susan Fiske about the new science of racism.

 
The GGSC's coverage of gratitude is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation as part of our Expanding Gratitude project.

Articles: How Grateful are Americans?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Jeremy Adam Smith | January 10, 2013

A new poll finds that Americans think their own gratitude is increasing, while everyone else’s is going down. The good news? This is impossible!

 
Princeton University Press, 2011, 273 pages

Articles: The Good, the Bad, and the Brain

By Gregg Sparkman | August 3, 2011

A review of Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality.

 

Articles: Rebuilding Community after Katrina

By Jason Marsh | September 1, 2005

An Interview with Bowling Alone author Robert Putnam

 
What does empathy have to do with inequality? At this GGSC event, Robert Reich, former U.S. secretary of labor and a professor at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, discusses how socio-economic inequality contributes to frayed social bonds—and explains what we can do about it.

Videos and Podcasts: Robert Reich on Social Justice and Social Empathy

By Jason Marsh | May 4, 2004

What does empathy have to do with inequality? At this GGSC event, Robert Reich, former U.S. secretary of labor and a professor at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, discusses how socio-economic inequality contributes to frayed social bonds—and explains what we can do about it.

 

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The Science of Burnout: What Is It, Why It Happens, and How to Avoid It
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April 29, 2017
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How Pleasure Works By Paul Bloom Bloom explores a broad range of human pleasures from food to sex to religion to music. Bloom argues that human pleasure is not purely an instinctive, superficial, sensory reaction; it has a hidden depth and complexity.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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