SLIDE PRESENTATIONS

  • Download the slides from presentations delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's "Science of a Meaningful Life" seminars, as well as slides from past talks by GGSC Faculty Director Dacher Keltner.

  • August 28, 2014

    Sea Crest School, Half Moon Bay, CA

    Workshop for educators about how the science of a meaningful life (including awe, hope, mindfulness, empathy, compassion, self-­‐compassion, and gratitude) can be applied to enhance the well-being of teachers and students.

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  • August 3, 2013

    Adventures in Homeschooling Conference, Sacramento, CA

    Workshop on the science and practices of a meaningful life (including awe, hope, mindfulness, and gratitude) for homeschooling parents to apply with themselves and their children.

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  • August 3, 2013

    Adventures in Homeschooling Conference, Sacramento, CA

    Keynote address on social-emotional learning and the science of a meaningful life (including empathy & compassion, altruism, forgiveness, and play) for homeschooling parents.

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  • Teacher CARE

    By Vicki Zakrzewski

    March 11, 2013

    California Association of Independent Schools, Oakland, CA

    Tips and tools for teachers and administrators on how to take care of themselves and avoid burnout.

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  • Flow and the Quality of Life

    By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

    April 27, 2012

    Ft. Mason Conference Center, San Francisco, CA

    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's presentation on the importance of "flow" to creativity, happiness, and meaning in life.

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  • Taking in the Good

    By Rick Hanson

    October 15, 2011

    International House, UC Berkeley

    Rick Hanson's presentation on how to turn fleeting positive emotions into lasting positive experiences, drawing on cutting-edge research from psychology and neuroscience.

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  • April 8, 2011

    Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

    Robert Sapolsky's presentation on the neuro-biology of human stress and happiness, delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Building Compassion, Reducing Stress."

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  • April 8, 2011

    Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

    Dacher Keltner's presentation on the science and practice of compassion, empathy, and altruism, delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Building Compassion, Reducing Stress."

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  • Building Gratitude

    By Robert Emmons

    October 22, 2010

    International House at UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

    Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Building Gratitude"

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  • February 26, 2010

    Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

    Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Goodness, Evil, and Everyday Heroism."

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