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Articles: Free the Mind: Hope after TraumaBy Jason Marsh | May 17, 2013
A new documentary reveals the power of mindfulness and neuroplasticity. Bay Area residents can catch a screening tonight at Stanford University.
Articles: Beautiful SoulsBy Jill Suttie | April 9, 2012
A new book about acts of conscience lends insight to The Hunger Games phenomenon.
Articles: Steven Pinker’s War and Peace, AbridgedBy Steven Pinker | October 20, 2011
If you're curious about Steven Pinker's massive new book, check out this Greater Good essay for a distilled version.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Why Some Child Soldiers Don’t Develop PTSD
Articles: Treating the Wounds of WarBy Barbara L. Niles, Amy K. Silberbogen, Julie Klunk-Gillis | May 19, 2010
How mindfulness is helping veterans adjust to life on the home front.
Articles: Why Is There Peace?By Steven Pinker | April 1, 2009
Violence is declining, argues psychologist Steven Pinker. What are we doing right?
Articles: The Socially Intelligent SuperpowerBy Jason Marsh | December 1, 2007
An Interview with Foreign Policy Expert Anne-Marie Slaughter
Articles: Book Review: The Sutras of Abu GhraibBy Alix Johnson | December 1, 2007
By Aidan Delgado
Beacon Press, 2007, 228 pages
Articles: Courage Under FireBy Svetlana Broz | September 1, 2006
When the Bosnian civil war broke out, Svetlana Broz searched for the humanity behind the horrific headlines. She found stories of people who risked their lives to help victims of the war—and who inspired others to follow their example.
Articles: In Search of the Moral VoiceBy Jason Marsh | March 1, 2004
What makes some people display altruism and compassion in the midst of war? Two researchers are trying to find out.
Psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli argues that empathic listening may be the key to reducing stress in our lives.
On the road to well-being, says James Baraz, embrace all your diverse feelings.
According to a new book, the key is “emotional agility”: being less rigid and more flexible with our thoughts and feelings.
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