Tag: Technology


Tag: Technology

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Articles: You Should Always Shake Hands with a Robot

By Chris Bevan, Danaë Stanton Fraser | May 29, 2015

Touch between humans can build trust and cooperation. But how do we feel when we touch machines?

Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work, which appears this month.

Articles: Don’t Fool Yourself: Use Technology Intentionally

By Christine Carter | February 2, 2015

Social media can stress us out—or help us feel love and connection. The key is to understand their impact and use them strategically.


Articles: Happiness Tip: Stop Checking Your Freaking Phone

By Christine Carter | January 13, 2015

New studies predict that you will be happier if you check your phone less. But how?

The GGSC's Emiliana Simon-Thomas discusses her work with improving the emotional intelligence of Facebook interactions at the second compassion research day.

Articles: Ten New Scientific Findings About Facebook

By Katherine Thorson | May 30, 2014

Social science is just beginning to understand how Facebook has changed our social lives since it was born ten years ago.


Articles: Does Technology Cut Us Off from Other People?

By Lauren Klein | March 12, 2014

Three new studies paint a surprisingly complicated picture of the role of mobile devices in our social lives—and suggest steps we can take to make the most of technology.


Articles: Tech’s Best Feature: The Off Switch

By Tiffany Shlain | June 28, 2013

Our brains crave connection. But sometimes disconnecting from technology is the best way to reconnect with each other, and ourselves.

Arturo Bejar, a Facebook engineer who has been leading its "social reporting" project, speaking at Facebook's second Compassion Research Day on July 11.

Articles: Can Science Make Facebook More Compassionate?

By Jason Marsh | July 25, 2012

Facebook is confronting cyberbullying and online conflict. Can a team of researchers help boost kindness among the site's 900 million users?

The top line represents the "happiness" search volume index, 2004-2012. The bottom line shows how frequently "happiness" has turned up in Google News stories during the same period.

Articles: What We Google When We Google Love

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 19, 2012

Internet searches for positive emotions and behaviors are increasing; searches for negative emotions are staying flat. We don't know why, but we know people are searching for what's good in humanity.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Facebook Might Hurt People with Low Self-Esteem


Raising Happiness: Tuesday Tip: Unplug

By Christine Carter | June 7, 2011

One thing you can do today to be happier.

Basic Books, 2011, 384 pages

Articles: From Our Bookshelf: Taking Compassion Offline

By Whitney Patterson | March 24, 2011

A round-up of recent books on the effects new technologies have on our emotional lives.


Raising Happiness: Borrowing Time for Bliss

By Christine Carter | July 11, 2010

Putting time for yourself on the calendar is a little like scheduling sex: Once it’s a task, the joy is sucked right out of it.

The Greater Good Science Center’s faculty director discusses “the science of a meaningful life”: how to raise compassionate kids, reduce greed and selfishness, and find true happiness.

Videos and Podcasts: Dacher Keltner on the Science of a Meaningful Life

By The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | July 1, 2010

The Greater Good Science Center’s faculty director discusses “the science of a meaningful life”: how to raise compassionate kids, reduce greed and selfishness, and find true happiness.


Raising Happiness: Taking My Own Advice

By Christine Carter | June 28, 2010

I just disabled the function that allows me to check email on my mobile phone.


Articles: Better Together: A review of The Lonely American

By Jill Suttie | June 18, 2009

PeaceMaker video game co-producers Asi Burak (left) and Eric Brown (right), with Laurie Eisenberg, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University who has served as an advisor on the game

Articles: Digital Diplomacy

By Kathy M. Newman | March 1, 2006

In an industry often criticized for promoting sex and violence, a new video game helps users bring peace to the Middle East. But will anyone want to play?


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