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. Greater Good isn’t our only website. We publish an online gratitude journal,, and a library of research-tested practices for a happier and more compassionate life, Greater Good in Action. Nearly 500,000 people have registered for our online Science of Happiness course. Our education program supports the social and emotional well-being of teachers, and we’re launching new programs targeted at parents, 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.