|The brain is the organ that learns–it is designed to be changed by your experiences.
And in a new article, renowned author Rick Hanson explains how we can deliberately prolong and even create the experiences that shape our brains for the better–what Hanson calls "hardwiring happiness."
The article is adapted from Hanson’s new book, Hardwiring Happiness, which will be published on October 8. Preorder the book to receive a special gift: his presentation on "5 Great Ways to a Better Brain." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To learn more about how to hardwire happiness into your brain, attend our live event with Dr. Hanson in November!
Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Lasting Inner Strength and Peace
With Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
When: November 16, 2013
Where: International House, UC Berkeley Campus
*Will be Webcast Live!*
This day-long GGSC seminar with neuropsychologist Rick Hanson will offer concrete, research-based strategies for using everyday positive experiences to develop lasting inner strength and resilience.
Six CE hours available.
GGSC members receive special discounts. Attend via live webcast from anywhere in the world!
|Teaching Teens about the Brain
|Through a pioneering program, Vermont teacher Amir Flisher draws on scientific insights about the brain to help high school students make sense of their own minds and their place in the world.
In the process, he hopes to make adolescence a bit less painful and nurture the teens’ growth into healthy and happy adults.
|Sleep Before You Bicker
| If you find yourself embroiled in late-night arguments with your romantic partner, it may that what you really need is some rest. In fact, research shows that sleep-deprived couples suffer more conflict than couples who are well-rested.
|Introducing GGSC’s New Director
|Join us for a free members-only webinar with the GGSC’s new director, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton.
When: Friday, October 11 at Noon PT/3pm ET
Where: Register online
In this free, members-only webinar, Dr. Mendoza-Denton, the GGSC’s new director, will discuss his latest research findings on how people can form bonds across group lines. He’ll focus on the power of cross-group friendships to overcome racism, prejudice, and stigma.
Only Greater Good Science Center members will be able to log in for this special event. Become a member today!
Or see Mendoza-Denton October 25 at Uncharted: The Berkeley Ideas Festival, a new event that brings together leading thinkers for two days in downtown Berkeley. Speakers will also include Donald MacDonald, designer of the new Bay Bridge; UC Berkeley’s new Chancellor, Nicholas Dirks; economist Brad DeLong; and many more.
GGSC readers receive a 15% discount. Register now with code GreaterGood13.
|Upcoming Events Co-Sponsored by the GGSC
|Being Human 2013
When: September 28, 2013
Where: San Francisco, CA
Being Human 2013 will provide a holistic view of human nature, informed by the fields of cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, genetics, anthropology, and philosophy.
Receive 10% off by using the code "GGSC2013" at checkout here.
Joshua Greene on Moral Tribes
When: November 12, 2013
Where: Berkeley, CA
In his book, Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them, Greene offers a set of maxims for navigating the modern moral terrain, a practical road map for solving problems and living better lives. Moral Tribes shows us when to trust our instincts, when to reason, and how the right kind of reasoning can move us forward.
CCARE: Compassion & Technology Conference
When: December 6, 2013
Where: Stanford, CA
This inaugural one-day conference will include talks by academic experts and tech industry leaders, as well as presentations by innovators, engineers, and designers who are competing as finalists in the Compassion and Technology Contest.