Bring science of a “meaningful life” out of the lab.
The University of California Berkeley website Greater Good Magazine bridges science and practice for school districts to investigate.
The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient and compassionate society. The Education Program, launched in 2012, was designed to meet the needs of K-12 education professionals who want to apply the science of social-emotional well-being to their work.
Their programs turn cutting-edge research into practical resources for happiness, compassion and the meaningful life.
Their website is a resource for educators seeking to learn about the latest research and to understand how to apply it in practical ways to their work in schools. You’ll find stories, tools and tips that make cutting-edge research practical and accessible to the general public, especially parents, educators, health professionals, business leaders and policy makers.
Topics include Education, Mind & Body, Parenting & Family, Relationships, Workplace and more.
Quizzes include Stress and Anxiety, Compassionate Love, Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence. Quiz scores can be saved and tracked over time.
Videos include Bridging Differences, The Science of Happiness, Proof Positive, Parenting, Gratitude And Well-Being At Work. There are 62 episodes on a variety of topics like:
- Episode 38 – How to Let Go of Anger
- 54 – How To Be Less Hard on Yourself
- 58 – What Does it Take to Really Listen to Someone?
- 60 – Step Away From Anxiety
Keys To Well-being: Listed are ten building blocks of individual and community well-being. The behaviours are the ones that research suggests will support health and happiness and foster positive connection with other people: Awe, Compassion, Empathy, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Happiness, Mindfulness, and Social Connection.