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The Science of Happiness

PRI

Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning professor Dacher Keltner. Co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.

Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning professor Dacher Keltner. Co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.

Location:

United States

Networks:

PRI

Description:

Learn research-tested strategies for a happier, more meaningful life, drawing on the science of compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and awe. Hosted by award-winning professor Dacher Keltner. Co-produced by PRX and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.

Language:

English


Episodes

How to Love People You Don't Like

7/2/2020
Our guest tries a practice to help her feel compassion toward others — even those she disagrees with.

Duration:00:23:48

What's Your "Why" in Life?

6/18/2020
Adrian Michael Green asks big questions designed to help teens — and adults — find more meaning and purpose in their lives.

Duration:00:24:24

From Othering to Belonging

6/11/2020
We speak with john a. powell, director of the Othering & Belonging Institute, about racial justice, well-being, and widening our circles of human connection and concern.

Duration:00:26:01

Taking Small Steps Toward Big Goals

6/4/2020
When our world is turned upside down, how do we keep moving forward? Our guest, award-winning author Christine Day, sets a new path for herself.

Duration:00:16:28

How to Connect When You Must Stay Apart

5/21/2020
Do you want to be famous? What's a favorite memory? These 36 questions can bring you closer to loved ones, even if you're separated.

Duration:00:20:46

Give Yourself a Break

5/7/2020
Want to calm your inner critic? Our guest tries a practice to find more self-compassion during uncertain times.

Duration:00:20:19

Helping Kids Think About the Good

4/23/2020
Sheltering-at-home with kids? These questions can help them, and us, focus on the good things in life.

Duration:00:22:17

Remembering to Breathe

4/9/2020
How a doctor stays calm and centered during times of uncertainty, one breath at a time.

Duration:00:17:18

Staying Close While Physical Distancing

3/26/2020
Our guest tries a practice to feel more connected to loved ones, and herself, while sheltering at home.

Duration:00:18:42

Who Would You Be Without Them?

3/12/2020
Think of an important person in your life. Now imagine you never met. Our guest practices counting his blessings by picturing his life without a special person from his past.

Duration:00:18:47

Step Away from Anxiety

2/27/2020
Do you have a hard time calming your nerves? Author Raina Telgemeier tries a practice to get out of her head, one step at a time.

Duration:00:22:38

Who Is Your Rock?

2/13/2020
He survived the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, two years ago and has been a student mental health advocate ever since. Now Kai Koerber finds a way to thank the person who helped him find his voice.

Duration:00:19:59

What Does It Take To Really Listen To Someone?

1/30/2020
Are you actually listening when someone is talking to you, or just waiting for your turn to talk? Our guest, a veteran of the Iraq War, practices how to truly listen to others.

Duration:00:19:01

Why Shared Goals Can Bridge Divides

1/16/2020
How can people from different groups get on the same page? Our guest, an educator and football coach, tries a strategy for building stronger, more inclusive teams.

Duration:00:18:43

How To Make Time for Happiness

1/2/2020
Her New Year's resolution was to have more joyful and fulfilling experiences in her daily life. Our guest tried a practice to help make that happen.

Duration:00:19:59

How To Get Your Senses Tingling

12/19/2019
There are millions of YouTube channels with people crinkling bubble wrap or whispering about folding laundry. Our guests talks about why autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) makes her, and many others, feel more calm and happy.

Duration:00:20:09

How To Be Less Hard on Yourself

12/5/2019
Do you beat yourself up over every mistake? A high school senior tries to be kinder to himself during an especially stressful time.

Duration:00:21:30

Happy Again: How to Notice What You're Thankful For (Encore)

11/28/2019
Comedian Maz Jobrani tries to be more thankful for the good things in his life by writing them down — and encourages his kids to do the same.

Duration:00:19:59

Can You Find Wonder in the Ordinary?

11/21/2019
When was the last time you felt connected to something bigger than yourself? Award-winning cellist Yumi Kendall looks, and listens, for moments of awe.

Duration:00:18:09

How To Get Your Priorities Straight

11/7/2019
It's easy to lose sight of what matters most. Our guest finds a way to reconnect with her values during stressful times.

Duration:00:24:31