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Malala Yousafzai, who stood up against the Taliban for women's education

Articles: Where We Find Heroes

By Kira M. Newman | April 3, 2017

For the students of our Science of Happiness course, heroism is all around us.

 

Articles: How to Be Successful and Still Compassionate

By Kira M. Newman | March 31, 2017

A new book argues that helping others can actually help us achieve more.

 

Articles: What Happens When We Reconnect with Nature

By Kristophe Green, Dacher Keltner | March 1, 2017

Research is discovering all the different ways that nature benefits our well-being, health, and relationships.

 

Articles: What Would Buddha Do About the Economy?

By Jenara Nerenberg | February 24, 2017

Clair Brown suggests that the moment may be ripe for Buddhist thought to insert itself into Western economics.

 

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How to Help Students Feel Powerful at School

By Amy L. Eva | February 22, 2017

Educators can exert power over students—or they can create an environment where students feel energized and capable themselves.

 
Chimpanzees

Articles: The Evolution of Gratitude

By Malini Suchak | February 1, 2017

How did gratitude evolve? Researchers are starting to trace this common human emotion all the way back to primate behavior.

 
The Dialogue in Silence exhibition

Articles: Five Ways Museums Can Increase Empathy in the World

By Elif M. Gokcigdem | January 9, 2017

Museums are a safe place to explore other points of view, cultures, and histories.

 

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: 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: How to Help Kids Learn to Love Giving

By Jason Marsh | December 14, 2016

Five science-based strategies for the holidays (and the rest of the year).

 

Articles: Would the World Be Better Off without Empathy?

By Jill Suttie | December 8, 2016

Paul Bloom’s controversial book Against Empathy mixes valid points with misguided critiques.

 

Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2016

By Jill Suttie, Kira M. Newman, Diana Divecha, Laura Saponara | December 7, 2016

Greater Good's editors pick this year’s most thought-provoking, important, or useful nonfiction books on the science of a meaningful life.

 

Articles: Can Corporate Giving Make You More Generous?

By Elizabeth Hopper | November 28, 2016

According to a new study, generous businesses inspire individuals to give, too—thanks to one particular emotion.

 

Articles: When Women Are More Likely to Lie

By Pamela Tom | October 24, 2016

A new study reveals how gender and social pressure drive unethical decisions.

 

Articles: How to Raise an Environmentalist

By Jill Suttie | September 14, 2016

Helping children form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet's future.

 

Articles: Who Is Attracted to Inspiring Media?

By Sophie H. Janicke | September 13, 2016

New research reveals how our media choices reflect and shape our mood and behavior.

 

Articles: Altruists Have More Sex

By Tom Jacobs | September 12, 2016

According to a new study, people who give more get more (if you know what we mean).

 

Articles: How Does It Feel to Not Give to Charity?

By Adam Hoffman | July 25, 2016

A new study looks at the emotional consequences of choosing to donate money to charity—or not.

 
Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology and social behavior at UC Irvine, explores his research linking awe to kind, generous behavior.

Videos and Podcasts: Can Awe Combat Narcissism?

By Paul Piff | July 21, 2016

Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology and social behavior at UC Irvine, explores his research linking awe to kind, generous behavior.

 
Jakada Imani, director of capacity building initiatives at the Center for Popular Democracy, explores how spirituality helps us find our place in the universe and inspires us to do good.

Videos and Podcasts: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Awe-Inspiring Power of Faith

By Jakada Imani | July 21, 2016

Jakada Imani, director of capacity building initiatives at the Center for Popular Democracy, explores how spirituality helps us find our place in the universe and inspires us to do good.

 

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