Greater Good Science Center
The Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) is an interdisciplinary research center, based at the University of California, Berkeley, that promotes the scientific understanding of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior. While serving the traditional tasks of a UC Berkeley research center—fostering groundbreaking scientific discoveries—the GGSC is unique in its commitment to helping people apply scientific research to their personal and professional lives.
The Center's online magazine, Greater Good, highlights ground breaking research into the roots of happiness, compassion, and altruism. The magazine fuses cutting edge science with inspiring stories of compassion in action, featuring people and organizations that are working toward a more compassionate world. Half Full, the Center's popular parenting blog, offers practical, science-based information for parents who want to know how they can foster emotional intelligence in their children. The Center also hosts public events, including its Science of a Meaningful Life seminar series, that unite leading scientists, educators, and members of the public to discuss concrete strategies for promoting the greater good.
In all of these activities, the Center translates science into practice, providing a bridge between social scientists and parents, educators, community leaders, and policy makers.
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