Tag: Social Connections

 

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Articles: Making SEL the DNA of a School

By Vicki Zakrzewski | April 27, 2017

School and district leaders share their stories of how they are infusing SEL into everything they do.

 

Articles: When Teens Need Their Friends More Than Their Parents

By Jenn Director Knudsen | April 19, 2017

A new study suggests that teens may cope with stress better when they're around peers, rather than adults.

 

Articles: Four Ways to Make Gossip Less Toxic

By Jenny Cole | April 7, 2017

Gossip can be beneficial, if we do it the right way.

 
During the campaign for president, Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale found that Trump lied about 20 times a day.

Articles: Can the Science of Lying Explain Trump’s Support?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | March 29, 2017

Most people think lying is wrong—unless it’s for a “good” cause. This may explain why Donald Trump gets away with it.

 
The Women's March on Washington following President Donald Trump's inauguration

Articles: How to Sustain Your Activism

By Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu | March 13, 2017

These three principles can help activists avoid burnout and continue working toward a better world.

 

Articles: What You Can Learn from Polyamory

By 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.

 

Articles: Why Do We Throw Coins in Fountains?

By Peter Wogan | January 26, 2017

This simple ritual offers clues about how we experience awe, society, and collective belonging.

 

Articles: Are You a Conformist or a Rebel?

By Kira M. Newman | December 23, 2016

According to a new book on social influence, we might all be a little of both.

 

Articles: Is the Search for Happiness Making Us Anxious?

By Jill Suttie | December 16, 2016

A new book argues that the American pursuit of happiness is leading us in the wrong direction.

 

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: Narcissists Finish Last

By Adam Hoffman | November 15, 2016

According to a new study, narcissists start out popular—but eventually, people see through them.

 

Articles: People Who Feel Excluded Are Susceptible to Conspiracy Theories

By Tom Jacobs | October 27, 2016

New research provides a possible clue as to why so many Donald Trump supporters believe outlandish things.

 

Articles: Six Ways to Get More Happiness for Your Money

By Kira M. Newman | October 4, 2016

More than a decade of research looks at how our spending choices can make us happier—or leave us disappointed.

 
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Articles: Can Your Immune System Affect Your Ability to Make Friends?

By Jill Suttie | August 8, 2016

New research reveals surprising ties between our immune systems and our social behavior.

 

Articles: The Loneliness of the Modern Nomad

By Kira M. Newman | August 5, 2016

A new book explores what it means to settle down and love where you live.

 

Articles: How Music Bonds Us Together

By Jill Suttie | June 28, 2016

According to new research, music helps synchronize our bodies and our brains.

 

Articles: Are the Rich More Lonely?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | June 1, 2016

Two new studies disagree about the link between income and social connections. Emiliana Simon-Thomas takes a closer look.

 

Articles: A Simple Story Can Improve Students’ Grades in Science

By Kira M. Newman | May 27, 2016

According to a new study, reading about scientists’ struggles can help students who aren’t doing so well in science.

 
Explore awe in depth at The Art & Science of Awe, an inspiring day-long event on June 4 at UC Berkeley or via webcast.

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.

 

Articles: Happy People Don’t Need to Feel Superior

By Kira M. Newman | May 9, 2016

A new study suggests that happy people avoid the trap of social comparison.

 

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