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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.

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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United States

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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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English


Episodes

Sonja Lyubomirsky on the Myths of Happiness

2/20/2013
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A leading researcher in positive psychology explains how understanding our misconceptions about happiness can ultimately lead us to a rich and meaningful life.

Duration:00:22:27

Kristin Neff on the Power of Self-Compassion

3/13/2012
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The pioneering researcher and author of Self-Compassion explains why it's OK to accept your faults and be kind to yourself.

Duration:00:24:29

Paul Bloom on Sex, George Clooney, and Other Pleasures

8/10/2011
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The author of How Pleasure Works explains why we do good and how to find true happiness.

Duration:00:25:55

Srikumar Rao on Happiness at Work

3/30/2011
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The "happiness guru" of the business world discusses his ideas for finding joy and meaning in your job.

Duration:00:29:34

Jane Brody on What Makes a Good Death

11/4/2010
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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.

Duration:00:29:58

Jonathan Haidt on Politics and Emotion

10/7/2010
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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.

Duration:00:27:40

Rick Hanson on the Neuroscience of Happiness

9/22/2010
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The best-selling author and psychologist discusses how we can literally re-wire our brains to cultivate positive emotions, inner peace, and lasting happiness.

Duration:00:24:50

Stephen Batchelor on Buddhism and Science

8/1/2010
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The best-selling Buddhist author discusses the interplay between Buddhism and science, and the need to “re-think Buddhism from the ground up."

Duration:00:26:35

Dacher Keltner on the Science of a Meaningful Life

7/1/2010
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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.

Duration:00:29:59