Mariah Flynn is the Education Program Coordinator for the Greater Good Science Center and provides administrative support for GGSC education initiatives like the Summer Institute for Educators. Participants and colleagues alike know her as “the woman who sends all the detailed emails.”
Before joining the GGSC, Mariah worked with the Schools of Hope (SOH) Project in Madison, Wisconsin. Serving first as an AmeriCorps member and later as a SOH staff member, she coordinated volunteers and early literacy resources at low-income Madison preschools and provided support to volunteer tutors and AmeriCorps members as they navigated the world of working with elementary-aged students. Prior to her time at SOH, Mariah earned her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Mariah and her wife, Anna, made the big leap to the left coast in late 2014, just as another winter was arriving in Wisconsin. They are grateful to have found sunny weather and a welcoming community in the East Bay!
Stories by Mariah Flynn
Our team names the most provocative and influential findings published during this past year.
Articles: The Trouble with Trigger WarningsBy Mariah Flynn | November 1, 2016
Can educators warn students about troubling content without discouraging class participation? Here are some tips.
According to a new study, considering students' perspectives cuts suspension rates in half and improves student-teacher relationships.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
Most people think lying is wrong—unless it’s for a “good” cause. This may explain why Donald Trump gets away with it.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
Greater Good Events
International House at UC Berkeley
April 29, 2017
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A day-long semiar with GGSC Science Director Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., celebrated compassion teacher Joan Halifax, burnout expert Christina Maslach, Ph.D., and UCLA psychiatrist Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.
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Greater Good Resources
- "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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