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Articles: How to Better Understand Your ChildBy Diana Divecha | April 11, 2017
Pediatrician Claudia Gold wants to help parents and professionals discover the true reasons behind each child’s behavior.
Squabbling siblings can have a better relationship if they learn the skills of forgiveness.
Articles: How to Upgrade Your Gratitude PracticeBy Kira M. Newman | April 4, 2017
According to a new study, your gratitude journal could be more powerful if you also express that gratitude to others.
Expressing appreciation can transform your relationship.
Times have changed, and so has the sex talk.
The answer matters for your mental health.
Gratitude helped Giacomo Bono survive a childhood disease. Now he’s trying to understand how to help kids cultivate thankfulness.
Articles: Are You Having Enough Sex?By Kira M. Newman | February 14, 2017
Recent research sheds light on a question that obsesses many people.
Articles: What You Can Learn from PolyamoryBy Elisabeth Sheff | February 13, 2017
A 20-year study of consensually non-monogamous adults reveals seven lessons for anyone who wants to keep love alive.
A new book suggests that parents can raise healthier and happier children by providing a balance of support and freedom.
When we teach compassionate listening to students, we foster belonging, inclusion, and learning in the classroom.
Articles: The Four Keys to a Meaningful LifeBy Jill Suttie | January 20, 2017
A new book explores how writers, philosophers, and everyday people think about pursuing meaning in life.
Articles: How to Reduce Rudeness in the WorkplaceBy Jill Suttie | January 6, 2017
According to a new book, practicing civility at the office is the path to better relationships and higher productivity.
Our team names the most provocative and influential findings published during this past year.
Articles: Why Sex Gets Better in Old AgeBy Miri Forbes, Robert Krueger, Nicholas Eaton | December 22, 2016
According to a new study, our sexual priorities change as we age and that keeps our sex lives satisfying.
A wave of studies in 2016 suggest that masculine ideals can hurt men's physical and mental health. But they also hint at a healthier aspiration for men.
Articles: What Can Americans Dream Now?By Jenara Nerenberg | December 9, 2016
We talk with Courtney Martin about building a future that prioritizes social connection and sharing over competition and ownership.
Gifts should make us feel grateful—but sometimes we only feel guilty or obligated to reciprocate. Here are four ways to stay grateful.
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu identifies principles that promote a truly inclusive university.
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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