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Articles: How to Awaken Compassion at WorkBy Jill Suttie | March 17, 2017
A new book explains why showing compassion in the workplace can help employees and businesses to thrive.
New studies reveal how different policies affect parental well-being—and what obstacles we face in bringing them to America.
Articles: How Dogs Help People Get Along BetterBy Jill Suttie | March 6, 2017
A new study suggests that when dogs are around, groups are closer, more cooperative, and more trusting.
Articles: Why Your Creative Ideas Get IgnoredBy Jill Suttie | March 3, 2017
A new book explains why leaders can be so dismissive of creative ideas—and how to change this mindset.
A new book shows how we can apply advances from neuroscience to work smarter and happier.
A new book explains how to recognize and encourage creativity in society—before it's too late.
A new study suggests that compassion training may buffer against the detrimental effects of high-stress medical training, particularly for those prone to depression.
Articles: How to Reduce Rudeness in the WorkplaceBy Jill Suttie | January 6, 2017
According to a new book, practicing civility at the office is the path to better relationships and higher productivity.
A conversation with researcher and author Monica Worline about suffering, empathy, and kindness at work.
Articles: What Can Americans Dream Now?By Jenara Nerenberg | December 9, 2016
We talk with Courtney Martin about building a future that prioritizes social connection and sharing over competition and ownership.
Christine Carter explains how to shorten your to-do list and feel more motivated to tackle it, all at once.
Articles: When Women Are More Likely to LieBy Pamela Tom | October 24, 2016
A new study reveals how gender and social pressure drive unethical decisions.
Articles: Is Pride Really a Sin?By Jill Suttie | October 14, 2016
According to a new book, we evolved to feel pride because it serves an important social function.
A new study suggests that happy, rhythmic music increases cooperative behavior—and that may be good news for employers.
Articles: Can Empathy Improve Policing?By Jill Suttie | September 21, 2016
New training programs that help police to listen, stay calm, and communicate during charged encounters may lead to fewer arrests and less use of force.
Articles: For Managers, Saying Sorry Isn’t EnoughBy Kira M. Newman | September 20, 2016
According to a new study, we’re less likely to forgive leaders and managers—even when they apologize.
Articles: Grit Needs Passion, Not FearBy Christine Carter | August 30, 2016
Passionless persistence might lead to achievement, says Christine Carter, but will it make you happy?
Articles: The Power of Forgiveness at WorkBy Brooke Deterline | August 26, 2016
Ever carry a grudge or harbor revenge fantasies about a colleague or boss? It’s likely costing you and your workplace.
According to a new study, a mindfulness training program could help law enforcement officers cope with a harrowing job.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program