According to a new study, we don’t have to feel good all the time in order to live a fulfilling life.
Tag: Positive Emotions
Tag: Positive Emotions
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A new study examines how different practices benefit people who worry a lot.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
Articles: How Dogs Help People Get Along BetterBy Jill Suttie | March 6, 2017
A new study suggests that when dogs are around, groups are closer, more cooperative, and more trusting.
Research is discovering all the different ways that nature benefits our well-being, health, and relationships.
According to a new study, the relationship between happiness and personality is more complex than we thought.
According to a new book, the key is “emotional agility”: being less rigid and more flexible with our thoughts and feelings.
According to a new study, reminiscing about certain types of experiences could boost your well-being.
Gifts should make us feel grateful—but sometimes we only feel guilty or obligated to reciprocate. Here are four ways to stay grateful.
Articles: How to Teach Happiness at SchoolBy Ilona Boniwell | October 6, 2016
We can teach students crucial skills of well-being without overhauling the curriculum, Ilona Boniwell explains.
Articles: How to Bring Humor to MeditationBy Kira M. Newman | August 25, 2016
A new book teaches mindfulness by emphasizing ease, joy, and jokes.
According to new research, children who experience mindful parenting are less likely to use drugs or get depression or anxiety.
Articles: How Awe Sharpens Our BrainsBy Michelle Lani Shiota | May 11, 2016
According to emerging research, we're better thinkers when we're feeling awe.
Articles: Why Do We Feel Awe?By Dacher Keltner | May 10, 2016
According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.
Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.
New research provides a whole new understanding of the brain's amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.
Several exercises to help you make the most of the International Day of Happiness.
Articles: Four Awe-Inspiring ActivitiesBy Juliana Breines | March 8, 2016
Research-based practices for cultivating awe from the GGSC website Greater Good in Action.
We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.
Tim Desmond offers practical strategies from his new book on integrating the science of self-compassion into clinical treatment.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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