For African-American students, storytelling skills directly predict their early reading skills.
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As you set goals for the new year, take a moment to consider your larger life narrative.
According to a new study, reminiscing about certain types of experiences could boost your well-being.
Research into "childhood amnesia" sheds light on how memories are formed and maintained.
Articles: The Science of the StoryBy Jeremy Adam Smith | June 8, 2016
We know in our gut when we’re hearing a good story—and research is starting to explain why.
A new study finds that watching high-quality television dramas can increase our ability to read other people's emotions.
Greater Good Science Center director Dacher Keltner provided scientific advice to Pixar's new family film.
Articles: How Stories Change the BrainBy Paul J. Zak | December 17, 2013
Paul Zak's research is uncovering how stories shape our brains, tie strangers together, and move us to be more empathic and generous.
Articles: The Storytelling AnimalBy Jill Suttie | June 13, 2012
A new book explores how stories make us human.
Research Digest Items/Studies: A Good Story Can Be Good for Your Health
Articles: What Movies Make You Happy?By Jeremy Adam Smith | September 1, 2009
Jeremy Adam Smith shares the 10 films that inspire and elevate him. What are yours?
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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