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The Greater Good Podcast

The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

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Conversations about the science of a meaningful life, from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. Leading researchers and thinkers explore the roots of compassion, happiness, morality, and more. Provocative, enlightening, and inspiring.
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Sonja Lyubomirsky on the Myths of Happiness

22:27 | Feb 20th, 2013

A leading researcher in positive psychology explains how understanding our misconceptions about happiness can ultimately lead us to a rich and meaningful life.
How Humility Can Help New Parents Get Along

0:00 | Jan 1st, 1970

What qualities do we look for in a prospective co-parent? Partner preferences usually involve some winning combination of physical attractiveness, status, and resources, at least according to evolutionary theory. But there’s another quality we might...Show More
When to Express Your Gratitude at Work

0:00 | Jan 1st, 1970

Chris Murchison, vice president of staff development and culture at HopeLab, shares how gratitude can be incorporated into different aspects of work life.
Dear Christine: How Can I Help My Stressed-Out Teenager?

0:00 | Jan 1st, 1970

Hi Christine, I know you have teenage daughters around the same age, so I’m hoping you have some insight about how to help kids deal with stress. My youngest daughter has always been confident, gregarious, and goal-oriented. But starting in her soph...Show More
Sonja Lyubomirsky on the Myths of Happiness

22:27 | Feb 20th, 2013

A leading researcher in positive psychology explains how understanding our misconceptions about happiness can ultimately lead us to a rich and meaningful life.
Kristin Neff on the Power of Self-Compassion

24:29 | Mar 13th, 2012

The pioneering researcher and author of Self-Compassion explains why it's OK to accept your faults and be kind to yourself.
Kristin Neff on the Power of Self-Compassion

24:29 | Mar 13th, 2012

The pioneering researcher and author of Self-Compassion explains why it's OK to accept your faults and be kind to yourself.
Paul Bloom on Sex, George Clooney, and Other Pleasures

25:56 | Aug 10th, 2011

The author of How Pleasure Works explains why we do good and how to find true happiness.
Paul Bloom on Sex, George Clooney, and Other Pleasures

25:56 | Aug 10th, 2011

The author of How Pleasure Works explains why we do good and how to find true happiness.
Srikumar Rao on Happiness at Work

29:35 | Mar 30th, 2011

The "happiness guru" of the business world discusses his ideas for finding joy and meaning in your job.
Srikumar Rao on Happiness at Work

29:35 | Mar 30th, 2011

The "happiness guru" of the business world discusses his ideas for finding joy and meaning in your job.
Jane Brody on What Makes a Good Death

29:58 | Nov 4th, 2010

The award-winning New York Times columnist offers lessons for navigating the practical and emotional challenges of end-of-life, based on research and her own personal experiences.
Jane Brody on What Makes a Good Death

29:58 | Nov 4th, 2010

The award-winning New York Times columnist offers lessons for navigating the practical and emotional challenges of end-of-life, based on research and her own personal experiences.
Jonathan Haidt on Politics and Emotion

27:41 | Oct 8th, 2010

As the political season heats up, Professor Haidt explains how our emotions influence our moral and political views, why liberals and conservatives don't understand each other, and how psychological research can help us get past the culture wars.
Jonathan Haidt on Politics and Emotion

27:41 | Oct 8th, 2010

As the political season heats up, Professor Haidt explains how our emotions influence our moral and political views, why liberals and conservatives don't understand each other, and how psychological research can help us get past the culture wars.
Rick Hanson on the Neuroscience of Happiness

24:51 | Sep 22nd, 2010

The best-selling author and psychologist discusses how we can literally re-wire our brains to cultivate positive emotions, inner peace, and lasting happiness.
Rick Hanson on the Neuroscience of Happiness

24:51 | Sep 22nd, 2010

The best-selling author and psychologist discusses how we can literally re-wire our brains to cultivate positive emotions, inner peace, and lasting happiness.
Stephen Batchelor on Buddhism and Science

26:35 | Aug 1st, 2010

The best-selling Buddhist author discusses the interplay between Buddhism and science, and the need to “re-think Buddhism from the ground up."
Stephen Batchelor on Buddhism and Science

26:35 | Aug 1st, 2010

The best-selling Buddhist author discusses the interplay between Buddhism and science, and the need to “re-think Buddhism from the ground up."
Dacher Keltner on the Science of a Meaningful Life

30:00 | Jul 1st, 2010

The Greater Good Science Center's faculty director discusses "the science of a meaningful life": how to raise compassionate kids, reduce greed and selfishness, and find true happiness.
Dacher Keltner on the Science of a Meaningful Life

30:00 | Jul 1st, 2010

The Greater Good Science Center's faculty director discusses "the science of a meaningful life": how to raise compassionate kids, reduce greed and selfishness, and find true happiness.