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Jill Suttie

 

Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good’s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.

 
 
  

Stories by Jill Suttie

Articles: Five Ways to Reduce Racial Bias in Your Children

By Jill Suttie | March 23, 2017

How do we combat racial prejudice? New research reveals how parents influence the formation of bias in children.

 

Articles: Doing Something Creative Can Boost Your Well-Being

By Jill Suttie | March 21, 2017

A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.

 

Articles: How to Awaken Compassion at Work

By Jill Suttie | March 17, 2017

A new book explains why showing compassion in the workplace can help employees and businesses to thrive.

 

Articles: Which Workplace Policies Help Parents the Most?

By Jill Suttie | March 14, 2017

New studies reveal how different policies affect parental well-being—and what obstacles we face in bringing them to America.

 

Articles: Why Don’t We Prepare Enough for Disasters?

By Jill Suttie | March 10, 2017

A new book outlines the psychological biases that get in the way of good decision-making—and what to do about them.

 

Articles: How Dogs Help People Get Along Better

By Jill Suttie | March 6, 2017

A new study suggests that when dogs are around, groups are closer, more cooperative, and more trusting.

 

Articles: Why Your Creative Ideas Get Ignored

By Jill Suttie | March 3, 2017

A new book explains why leaders can be so dismissive of creative ideas—and how to change this mindset.

 

Articles: How to Stop Teens from Fearing Immigrants

By Jill Suttie | February 28, 2017

A new study suggests that promoting empathy and cross-group friendships in children can buffer against the negative effects of parental and peer biases.

 

Articles: 
When Teachers Get Mindfulness Training, Students Win

By Jill Suttie | February 23, 2017

According to a new study, training teachers in mindfulness can affect the whole climate of the classroom.

 

Articles: Can You Change Your Personality?

By Jill Suttie | February 20, 2017

A new review of many studies suggests that our personality isn't as unchangeable as we think.

 

Articles: Why You Need More Nature in Your Life

By Jill Suttie | February 10, 2017

Research suggests that spending too little time in nature deprives us of benefits to our health, happiness, and creativity.

 

Articles: Can Meditating Together Improve Your Relationships?

By Jill Suttie | February 6, 2017

New research suggests that there are some unique social benefits to partner meditation.

 

Articles: How Adults Communicate Bias to Children

By Jill Suttie | January 31, 2017

A new study suggests preschoolers can "catch" prejudice from grown-ups through nonverbal behavior—and it hints at solutions.

 

Articles: The Four Keys to a Meaningful Life

By Jill Suttie | January 20, 2017

A new book explores how writers, philosophers, and everyday people think about pursuing meaning in life.

 

Articles: Can Compassion Training Help Physicians Avoid Burnout?

By Jill Suttie | January 12, 2017

A new study suggests that compassion training may buffer against the detrimental effects of high-stress medical training, particularly for those prone to depression.

 

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: Six Books We Overlooked in 2016

By Jill Suttie, Jeremy Adam Smith | January 4, 2017

Here are some worthy books from the past year that we were unable to review.

 

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: 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: 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.

 

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