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Articles: Can Empathy Protect You from Burnout?

By Summer Allen | April 26, 2017

A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.

 

Articles: How to Be Successful and Still Compassionate

By Kira M. Newman | March 31, 2017

A new book argues that helping others can actually help us achieve more.

 

Articles: How Doctors Can Communicate Better with Patients

By Deborah Yip | March 24, 2017

Two new books suggest that we can improve communication and care in medicine with more mindfulness and presence.

 

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: 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’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.

 

Articles: How to Listen with Compassion in the Classroom

By Martha Caldwell | January 30, 2017

When we teach compassionate listening to students, we foster belonging, inclusion, and learning in the classroom. 


 

Articles: Does Your Personality Predict Your Happiness?

By Kira M. Newman | January 25, 2017

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.

 

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: Five Ways Museums Can Increase Empathy in the World

By Elif M. Gokcigdem | January 9, 2017

Museums are a safe place to explore other points of view, cultures, and histories.

 

Articles: What Does a Compassionate Workplace Look Like?

By Nir Eyal, Monica Worline | January 5, 2017

A conversation with researcher and author Monica Worline about suffering, empathy, and kindness at work.

 

Articles: Ten Inspiring Moments from 2016

By Greater Good Editors | January 3, 2017

We remember acts of self-sacrifice, compassion, heroism, and forgiveness from the past year.

 

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: 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.

 

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: Eight Ways to Stand Up to Hate

By Elizabeth Svoboda | November 22, 2016

Hate crimes and hateful language are on the rise. What are you going to do about it?

 

Articles: How to Help Diverse Students Find Common Ground

By Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu | November 14, 2016

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu identifies principles that promote a truly inclusive university.

 

Articles: The Trouble with Trigger Warnings

By 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 Environmentalist

By Jill Suttie | September 14, 2016

Helping children form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet's future.

 

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