© Allison Acosta / CC BY-NC 2.0 This is enough. The deep, gaping wounds in our country stemming from centuries of racist ideology and practices have resulted in the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade,...
Our monthly Greater Good Calendar is a day-by-day guide to well-being. This month, we hope it helps you find connection and hope. To open the clickable calendar, click on the image below. (Please note: If you are having trouble clicking...
We were supposed to meet face to face to talk about how Americans could bridge their differences. But we couldn’t. COVID-19 prevented us from physically coming together. And so the staff of the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC)...
COVID-19 ejected students from the familiar hustle and bustle of the classroom into unexpected and prolonged isolation at home. This has destabilized their lives and challenged their sense of self. It is their identity—who they conceive themselves...
Our mission at the Greater Good Science Center is to elevate the human potential for compassion. But that does not mean we deny or dismiss the human potential for violence, particularly toward marginalized or dehumanized groups. A demonstration outside the...
The experience of feeling different or unusual is familiar to many, and I know it well. Growing up as the daughter of a Jewish father and Christian mother who both became Baha’i, and the only white kid in a...
It was 2014, and my research team—including the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner—was studying a remote group of former nomads high in the Himalayas of Eastern Bhutan. This was a place that no outsider had ever traveled to before, and we...
A lot of people I know have been starting to wonder about life after the shelter-in-place orders have been lifted. What will it be like? What will the new normal be? A sign in Sheffield, U.K. © Tim Dennell /...
REBECCA VITALI-DECOLA Hi, Dad. JOE DECOLA Hi, darling. REBECCA VITALI-DECOLA When was the last thing you sang to yourself? JOE DECOLA I was sitting on the couch, listening to a documentary, watching a documentary...
The COVID-19 crisis has closed over 124,000 schools in America. Most will be closed until next fall, with many likely experiencing roving blackouts throughout the year. Since the rise of compulsory schooling in America a century ago, there has...