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Articles: How to Create a Positive School ClimateBy Vicki Zakrzewski | August 21, 2013
Three practical, research-based suggestions for one of the most effective and important things school leaders can do.
Articles: Can Patriotism Be Compassionate?By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 2, 2013
Feeling ambivalent about the Fourth of July? New psychological research points to how we can feel authentic pride for our country—and still be citizens of the world.
Raising Happiness: Why I Send My Kids to CampBy Christine Carter | July 1, 2013
This year, they’ll be away for THREE weeks. I’m heartbroken and kidsick already.
Articles: Five Ways to Cultivate Gratitude at WorkBy Jeremy Adam Smith | May 16, 2013
Americans are less likely to say "thanks" on the job than anywhere else, which hurts productivity and happiness. That needs to change.
Articles: Five Ways to Renew an Old LoveBy Barbara Fredrickson | February 12, 2013
Love is fleeting, says one of the world's leading experts on positive emotion. But with practice, you can foster love anytime you wish—and in doing so, renew old bonds.
Articles: How Love Grows in Your BodyBy Jeremy Adam Smith | February 7, 2013
Here are the places where romantic love abides in our bodies—and the role each one plays in sustaining love over time.
What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.
Can administrators help teachers feel safe enough to make mistakes and ask questions? Research says the answer is yes.
Articles: Can We Find Morality in a Molecule?By Jill Suttie | July 10, 2012
A new book argues that the success of an economic system may lie with the hormone oxytocin.
Articles: Marriage Advice for Newt GingrichBy Jeremy Adam Smith | January 24, 2012
The GOP presidential candidate cheated on his wife, then reportedly asked for an open marriage. What can we learn from his mistakes?
Articles: Here’s How Trusting You AreBy Gregg Sparkman | November 21, 2011
Results from the Greater Good trust quiz.
New research co-authored by the GGSC's Dacher Keltner suggests we can instinctively detect whether a stranger is inclined to kindness.
Articles: John Gottman on Trust and BetrayalBy John Gottman | October 29, 2011
The nation's top marriage expert explains why trust is essential to couples and communities--and how we can build it.
Videos and Podcasts: The Importance of TrustBy John Gottman | October 28, 2011
John Gottman explains how trust may be the most vital ingredient to a successful relationship.
Videos and Podcasts: How to Build TrustBy John Gottman | October 23, 2011
John Gottman explains that couples build trust the small moments of a relationship, when we’re emotionally attuned to our partner.
Videos and Podcasts: Trust and InequalityBy John Gottman | October 22, 2011
John Gottman explains that trust is found in stronger, healthier, and more just communities.
A new movement helps people save money and make friends. Could it help build a more cooperative society along the way?
A round-up of recent books: The Science of Trust, The Comfort Garden, and Applied Positive Psychology.
Articles: Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?By Carmen Sobczak | July 26, 2011
A new study suggests Americans' happiness declines when there’s a wider gap between rich and poor.
Recent research sheds light on a question that obsesses many people.
A new review of many studies suggests that our personality isn't as unchangeable as we think.
A 20-year study of consensually non-monogamous adults reveals seven lessons for anyone who wants to keep love alive.
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