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Upcoming Events

Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

The Greater Good Science Center is dedicated to building connections with the community beyond UC Berkeley. By sponsoring public lectures and participating in public symposia we encourage dialogue about the importance of promoting positive emotions and relationships in classrooms, in families, and in our communities at large.

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley
Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.

 

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Announcements

Announcing the New Greater Good Podcast

March 30, 2017

The Science of Happiness is set to launch this fall.

 

Apply for a GGSC Fellowship!

February 13, 2017

We welcome researchers from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines at UC Berkeley to apply for research support.

 

The GGSC is Hiring a Research/Writing Fellow!

January 18, 2017

A new position to help us report on the science of generosity, gratitude, and more.

 

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In the News

Find links to articles and webcasts where the Greater Good Science Center, Greater Good magazine, or GGSC staff and faculty are featured.

Emiliana Simon-Thomas: The Science of Human Goodness

Wake Up Project | April 25, 2017

Today, Emiliana’s work at the Greater Good Science Center spotlights the science that connects health and happiness to social affiliation, caregiving, and collaborative relationships, as she continues to examine the potential for – as well as the benefits of – living a more meaningful life.

 

Getting to Yes, And… | Dacher Keltner, UC Berkeley – The Power Paradox

WGN Radio | April 11, 2017

Kelly connects with Berkeley professor Dacher Keltner, author of “The Power Paradox.” Keltner’s research provides surprising insights into how we gain and lose power.

 

David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II can make you HAPPIER and can even reduce stress

Mirror | March 9, 2017

The research confirms that even short engagement with nature shows leads to significant increases in positive emotions including awe, contentedness, joy and amusement

 

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Greater Good Events

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017
Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley
Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017


The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.


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Take a Greater Good Quiz!

How compassionate are you? How generous, grateful, or forgiving? Find out!

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Watch Greater Good Videos

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Talks by inspiring speakers like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dacher Keltner, and Barbara Fredrickson.

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Greater Good Resources

 
 
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Book of the Week

How Pleasure Works By Paul Bloom Bloom explores a broad range of human pleasures from food to sex to religion to music. Bloom argues that human pleasure is not purely an instinctive, superficial, sensory reaction; it has a hidden depth and complexity.

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"It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all."  
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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