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Articles: How to Awaken Compassion at WorkBy Jill Suttie | March 17, 2017
A new book explains why showing compassion in the workplace can help employees and businesses to thrive.
Articles: How to Sustain Your ActivismBy Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu | March 13, 2017
These three principles can help activists avoid burnout and continue working toward a better world.
Articles: What’s Good about Lying?By Jeremy Adam Smith | February 8, 2017
New research reveals how we learn to lie for the benefit of other people.
When we teach compassionate listening to students, we foster belonging, inclusion, and learning in the classroom.
According to a new study, the relationship between happiness and personality is more complex than we thought.
Articles: What’s the Matter with Empathy?By Sara H. Konrath | January 24, 2017
At a time when “empathy” is more controversial than ever, a researcher explains what it is, what it isn’t, and when it fosters kindness and compassion.
A new study suggests that compassion training may buffer against the detrimental effects of high-stress medical training, particularly for those prone to depression.
Museums are a safe place to explore other points of view, cultures, and histories.
A conversation with researcher and author Monica Worline about suffering, empathy, and kindness at work.
Articles: Ten Inspiring Moments from 2016By Greater Good Editors | January 3, 2017
We remember acts of self-sacrifice, compassion, heroism, and forgiveness from the past year.
Our team names the most provocative and influential findings published during this past year.
Paul Bloom’s controversial book Against Empathy mixes valid points with misguided critiques.
Articles: Our Favorite Books of 2016By 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: Eight Ways to Stand Up to HateBy Elizabeth Svoboda | November 22, 2016
Hate crimes and hateful language are on the rise. What are you going to do about it?
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu identifies principles that promote a truly inclusive university.
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.
Articles: How to Raise an EnvironmentalistBy Jill Suttie | September 14, 2016
Helping children form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet's future.
Articles: How to Grow from Your RegretsBy Kira M. Newman | June 20, 2016
According to a new study, self-compassion may help us benefit from regret rather than wallowing in it.
Articles: What Mindfulness Is MissingBy Kira M. Newman | June 9, 2016
According to neurosurgeon Jim Doty, mindfulness and compassion must go hand in hand.
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.
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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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