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Jill Suttie

Jill Suttie

 

Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good’s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.

 
 
  

Stories by Jill Suttie

Articles: Three Ways Mindfulness Can Make You Less Biased

By Jill Suttie | May 15, 2017

Cognitive biases may be partly to blame for prejudice, and research suggests that mindfulness can help us correct them.

 

Articles: Why You Should Take a Relaxing Lunch Break

By Jill Suttie | May 1, 2017

According to a new study, we concentrate better and feel less stressed when we purposefully detach from work and enjoy a real break.

 

Articles: Five Ways to Reduce Racial Bias in Your Children

By Jill Suttie | March 23, 2017

How do we combat racial prejudice? New research reveals how parents influence the formation of bias in children.

 

Articles: Doing Something Creative Can Boost Your Well-Being

By Jill Suttie | March 21, 2017

A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.

 

Articles: How to Awaken Compassion at Work

By Jill Suttie | March 17, 2017

A new book explains why showing compassion in the workplace can help employees and businesses to thrive.

 

Articles: Which Workplace Policies Help Parents the Most?

By Jill Suttie | March 14, 2017

New studies reveal how different policies affect parental well-being—and what obstacles we face in bringing them to America.

 
Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia

Articles: Why Don’t We Prepare Enough for Disasters?

By Jill Suttie | March 10, 2017

A new book outlines the psychological biases that get in the way of good decision-making—and what to do about them.

 
Casey the dog

Articles: How Dogs Help People Get Along Better

By 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 Ignored

By Jill Suttie | March 3, 2017

A new book explains why leaders can be so dismissive of creative ideas—and how to change this mindset.

 
Protest of President Donald Trump's "Muslim ban," an executive order that barred citizens of seven countries from entering the United States but was since overturned

Articles: How to Stop Teens from Fearing Immigrants

By Jill Suttie | February 28, 2017

A new study suggests that promoting empathy and cross-group friendships in children can buffer against the negative effects of parental and peer biases.

 

Articles: 
When Teachers Get Mindfulness Training, Students Win

By Jill Suttie | February 23, 2017

According to a new study, training teachers in mindfulness can affect the whole climate of the classroom.

 

Articles: Can You Change Your Personality?

By Jill Suttie | February 20, 2017

A new review of many studies suggests that our personality isn't as unchangeable as we think.

 

Articles: Why You Need More Nature in Your Life

By Jill Suttie | February 10, 2017

Research suggests that spending too little time in nature deprives us of benefits to our health, happiness, and creativity.

 

Articles: Can Meditating Together Improve Your Relationships?

By Jill Suttie | February 6, 2017

New research suggests that there are some unique social benefits to partner meditation.

 

Articles: How Adults Communicate Bias to Children

By Jill Suttie | January 31, 2017

A new study suggests preschoolers can "catch" prejudice from grown-ups through nonverbal behavior—and it hints at solutions.

 

Articles: The Four Keys to a Meaningful Life

By Jill Suttie | January 20, 2017

A new book explores how writers, philosophers, and everyday people think about pursuing meaning in life.

 

Articles: Can Compassion Training Help Physicians Avoid Burnout?

By Jill Suttie | January 12, 2017

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 Workplace

By Jill Suttie | January 6, 2017

According to a new book, practicing civility at the office is the path to better relationships and higher productivity.

 

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: 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.

 

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