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 or coeditor of five books: The Daddy Shift; Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood; Are We Born Racist?; The Compassionate Instinct; and (most recently) The Gratitude Project: How the Science of Thankfulness Can Rewire Our Brains for Resilience, Optimism, and the Greater Good. 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, the PASS Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, the National Award for Education Reporting, and many excellence in journalism awards from the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists. He is also a three-time winner of the John Swett Award from the California Teachers Association. Before joining the GGSC, Jeremy was a John S. Knight Journalism fellow at Stanford University. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Scientific American, The Nation, Mindful, Wired, and many other periodicals, websites, and books.
Our team names the most provocative and influential findings published during this past year.
Greater Good’s editors pick the most thought-provoking, practical, and inspirational science books of the year.
We talk with historian Christopher M. Bellitto about “the secret history of a lost virtue.”
Our contributors award "Greater Goodies" to the TV shows that illuminate qualities like empathy, authenticity, Black joy, and body positivity.
Two new books explore what it looks like for people in multiple romantic partnerships to get older.
Allison Briscoe-Smith explains why she's hopeful about bridging differences in our society—and what role colleges have to play.
These slides are from the afternoon sessions of the Greater Good Gratitude Summit.
These slides are from the morning sessions of the Greater Good Gratitude Summit.
In a talk for the University of California, Berkeley, Tang Center, Jeremy Adam Smith explains how to manage on-the-job stress in a time of budget cuts and staff re-organizations.