Greater Good magazine turns scientific research into stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and a more compassionate society.

Through articles, videos, quizzes, and podcasts, we bridge the gap between scientific journals and people’s daily lives, particularly for parents, educators, business leaders, and health care professionals. 

Greater Good magazine is published by the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2001, the GGSC has been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life.

The GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well‐being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives.

We do this in many ways. In addition to Greater Good, we share the science of a meaningful life through:

  • Our free online courses, including The Science of Happiness, which has registered more than 500,00 people worldwide, and The Science of Happiness at Work, a series of three short courses designed to improve well-being in workplaces;
  • Greater Good in Action, our library of research-tested practices that build happiness, resilience, kindness, and connection;
  • A variety of public events that feature a range of fascinating and inspiring speakers, including scientific experts, educators, artists, and leaders from the world of business, health care, and beyond;
  • Our Education Program, which supports the social and emotional well-being of teachers
  • Our Parenting Initiative, which helps parents raise caring, courageous kids;
  • Thnx4.org, our free online gratitude journal;
  • and new programs targeted at health professionals and workplace leaders.

As a nonprofit, Greater Good is sustained by many generous supporters, including the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, the John Templeton Foundation, GGSC founding donors Tom and Ruth Ann Hornaday, and thousands of individual donors who believe in our work.