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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.
Research is discovering all the different ways that nature benefits our well-being, health, and relationships.
According to a new study, training teachers in mindfulness can affect the whole climate of the classroom.
A new book shows how we can apply advances from neuroscience to work smarter and happier.
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 Fight Stress with EmpathyBy Arthur P. Ciaramicoli | January 11, 2017
Psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli argues that empathic listening may be the key to reducing stress in our lives.
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: 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.
Christine Carter explains how to shorten your to-do list and feel more motivated to tackle it, all at once.
Articles: How to Journal Through Your StrugglesBy Kira M. Newman | November 17, 2016
Stuck in negativity? Writing down your feelings can be a healthy way to cope, a new book explains.
Members of Thnx4, the GGSC’s online gratitude journal, highlight what they gained from the divisive presidential election.
When the road gets rocky, what do you do?
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.
You can turn election stress into courage and compassion, says Kelly McGonigal. Here's how.
Articles: How Can We Liberate Parents from Guilt?By Diana Divecha | September 30, 2016
Two new books take aim at movements that pressure and shame parents for how they raise their kids.
Articles: Why Losing Control Can Make You HappierBy Raj Raghunathan | September 28, 2016
We all have a deep-seated drive to feel in control. But taking it too far can make you miserable.
A new study combines training, brain scans, and reports from kids to understand the impact of mindfulness on parenting tweens.
Articles: How to Stop Being a People-PleaserBy Christine Carter | September 19, 2016
Does total integrity mean always acting on our feelings? No, says Christine Carter—but we do need to acknowledge our feelings, and not confuse a false self with a real one.
Richard Louv explains how parents, educators, and urban planners can help kids reconnect with nature—before it's too late.
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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