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Jeremy Adam Smith

Jeremy Adam Smith

 

Jeremy Adam Smith edits the GGSC’s online magazine, Greater Good, and helps launch new products like Thnx4.org and Greater Good in Action. He is the author of The Daddy Shift, which the San Francisco Chronicle calls “amazing” and the New York Times praises as “a chronicle of a time that he predicts we will look back upon as the start of permanent change.” He also co-edited the collection Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood, as well as two Greater Good anthologies, Are We Born Racist? and The Compassionate Instinct.

Jeremy’s coverage of racial and economic segregation in San Francisco schools has won numerous honors, including the Sigma Delta Chi Award for investigative reporting and the John Swett Award from the California Teachers Association. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Scientific American, Utne Reader, The Nation, Mindful, Wired, and many other periodicals, websites, and books. Jeremy has also been interviewed by The Today Show, the New York Times, USA Today, Working Mother, Nightline, ABC News, NBC News, the Globe and Mail, and numerous NPR shows about parenting and education. Before joining the GGSC, Jeremy was a 2010-11 John S. Knight Journalism fellow at Stanford University.

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Stories by Jeremy Adam Smith

During the campaign for president, Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale found that Trump lied about 20 times a day.

Articles: Can the Science of Lying Explain Trump’s Support?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | March 29, 2017

Most people think lying is wrong—unless it’s for a “good” cause. This may explain why Donald Trump gets away with it.

 

Articles: What’s Good about Lying?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 8, 2017

New research reveals how we learn to lie for the benefit of other people.

 

Articles: Six Books We Overlooked in 2016

By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | January 4, 2017

Here are some worthy books from the past year that we were unable to review.

 

Articles: Our Best Education Articles of 2016

By Jeremy Adam Smith | January 2, 2017

During the past year, Greater Good published a lot of exciting articles about teaching and schools. Here are some of the best.

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2016

By Kira M. Newman, Tom Jacobs, Mariah Flynn, Summer Allen, Jill Suttie, Jason Marsh, Jeremy Adam Smith, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | December 26, 2016

Our team names the most provocative and influential findings published during this past year.

 

Articles: Is the Drive to Be Masculine Hurting Your Mental Health?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 21, 2016

A wave of studies in 2016 suggest that masculine ideals can hurt men's physical and mental health. But they also hint at a healthier aspiration for men.

 
Arlie Russell Hochschild

Articles: Why We Need Empathy in the Age of Trump

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 11, 2016

Sociologist Arlie Hochschild explains why we need to understand people on the other side of the political divide—and how empathy can be a force for positive change.

 

Articles: How to Talk with Boys about Trump’s Attitude Toward Women

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 3, 2016

The GOP candidate's "locker-room talk" points to a problem that is bigger than one election. How can parents and teachers build a culture of consent and healthy communication? 

 

Articles: Can Sexting Increase Relationship Satisfaction?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | September 1, 2016

The research to date says yes—but only in certain conditions.

 

Articles: How to Stop the Racist in You

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | July 27, 2016

The new science of bias suggests that we all carry prejudices within ourselves—and we all have the tools to keep them in check.

 

Articles: How Nature Helps Fathers Nurture

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Summer Allen | June 15, 2016

What biological forces could help explain why some fathers are more involved with children than others?

 

Articles: The Science of the Story

By Jeremy Adam Smith | June 8, 2016

We know in our gut when we’re hearing a good story—and research is starting to explain why.

 

Articles: The Benefits of Feeling Awe

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 30, 2016

We talk with a researcher and a veteran at UC Berkeley to try to understand the impact of awe on well-being.

 

Articles: Three Ways to Make a Teacher Feel Appreciated

By Jeremy Adam Smith | May 2, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week is here, not a moment too soon. How can parents and students help teachers to see their own strengths?

 

Articles: How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

By Summer Allen, Jeremy Adam Smith | March 17, 2016

New research provides a whole new understanding of the brain's amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.

 

Articles: How to Pick a President without Being Sexist

By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 24, 2016

As Americans interview candidates for president, how can they make sure gender bias doesn't get in the way of hiring the right one?

 
Hillary Rodham Clinton

Articles: Women, Power, and Hillary Clinton

By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 24, 2016

Research suggests that Clinton’s election could increase women’s political power—but they’ll face the same pitfalls as their male counterparts.

 

Articles: The Subversive Power of the Kiss

By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 11, 2016

A new wave of studies suggests that the rise of romantic kissing is linked to the changing roles of women.

 

Articles: How Fear Hurts Us

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 30, 2015

In the wake of terrorist attacks, American politicians are stoking fear of Muslims. But there's another, better way to respond to violence, argues Jeremy Adam Smith

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2015

By Jason Marsh, Kirra Dickinson, Kira M. Newman, Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | December 29, 2015

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.

 

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