The Science of Happiness
By PRI and the Greater Good Science Center
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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 PRI and UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.
||CleanBONUS: The Science of Happiness at Work||What would make you happier at work? Featuring some of our happiness guinea pigs, we share the latest insights and research on well-being and happiness in the workplace.||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat if You Had Never Met?||Do you take your partner for granted? Our Happiness Guinea Pig, cartoonist Gene Luen Yang, imagines a life in which he never met his wife.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Find Some Perspective||Are you stuck ruminating about the past? Legendary pro-skater Tommy Guerrero tries looking at negative events from a different perspective.||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListen Like It's Your First Date||Do you find yourself looking at your phone when you're supposed to be paying attention to a friend? Our Happiness Guinea Pig, The Takeaway's Tanzina Vega trades in her technology for some old school listening.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Shouldn't Hate Small Talk||Many of us avoid chatting with strangers – isn't small talk tedious and dull? Listen as our happiness guinea pig discovers its surprising benefits.||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Change Your Mind||Author Michael Pollan, shares his experiences on being a guinea pig for his new book, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Find Your Purpose in Life||Did you know what you wanted when you were in high school? Our teen guinea pig takes on the challenge of figuring out her purpose in life.||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Are You Afraid Of?||Would you rather swim with sharks or give a speech before thousands of people? Discover how our happiness guinea pig tackled one of his many fears--and lived to talk about it.||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Forgive Your Father||Holding on to a grudge? Hear how our happiness guinea pig tried to let go of deep-seated anger and resentment.||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFeeling Angry? Try This||For years, Dan Harris of ABC News was plagued by anxiety, depression, and streaks of anger. Here's how he learned to tame the voices in his head and get 10 percent happier.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet People Help You||In hard times, do you seek comfort from others or turn inwards? Find out how our Happiness Guinea Pig emerged from trauma by accepting others' support. Thank you for your emails, calls, and letters! We think your stories will inspire others and...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs There Someone You Need to Thank?||Is there someone important you've never properly thanked? Award-winning children's book author, Yuyi Morales, discovers the power of writing a "gratitude letter" to the librarian who changed her life.||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan You Predict What Will Make You Happy?||Do memories of your past affect your happiness today? Susannah Cahalan was young and healthy when she was stricken with a mysterious illness. Learn how writing about her “month of madness” in the bestselling book Brain on Fire helped her reclaim...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFind Your Best Possible Self||Does imagining your future make you more happy--or more anxious? Our happiness guinea pig looks ahead for inspiration to improve her life now.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Gratitude Benefits Your Brain||Can you train your brain to be more grateful? Todd Zwillich of The Takeaway takes on the challenge.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKrista Tippett on Being Grounded in Your Body||Are you so stressed that it wears you down physically as well as mentally? Discover how award-winning radio host Krista Tippett brought relief to her mind and body.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWalk Outside with Pixar's Pete Docter||Do you dwell on the negative and let moments of joy just pass you by? Discover how the Academy Award-winning director of Inside Out got out of his head and savored the good in his life.||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 Funny Things||What should you do when you thought you had it all -- but learn you've had it all wrong? Discover what our happiness guinea pig did to bring more joy and humor into his life.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Fall in Love with Anyone||Can 36 questions help you fall in love--and stay in love? Best-selling author Kelly Corrigan tries a research-proven technique to feel closer to her husband. Plus, we learn how the same technique can actually reduce racism and prejudice.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuieting Your Inner Critic||Are you too hard on yourself? Our Happiness Guinea Pig spent most of his life behind bars. Discover the research-tested practice that helped him quiet his inner critic.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 Good Things||Do you take the good things in life for granted? You’re not alone, and studies show it's very human. But here’s a way to find more joy in the everyday.||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer||Do you know the secrets to happiness?||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Dacher and the GGSC are legit
These folks are studying highly underrated and understudied aspects of our human experience. This isn't a polyannish just think happy thoughts mumbo jumbo but high quality science. I'm so excited that this podcast exists and that I'll be able to share this excellent research with my clients. As a psychologist and teacher of mindfulness thank you for your work and dedication!
Glad I found this place
I signed up for the course on edX. I’m not being as regular at student inn as I would like, but everything I’m doing makes a difference. I’m enjoying the podcast too. All good stuff. Thank you for being here. I really really appreciate it.
Really Happy Now!
I have been waiting for a podcast just like this one for a very long time!
I very much enjoy the format of these podcasts; the two I’ve listened to thus far.
I first heard of the GGSC years ago when I watched the short videos by Christine Carter and Kelly Corrigan. I have been unable to afford the other classes you have offered. Finding this podcasts feels a bit like I striking gold! I am already looking to the next ones. Also, they are short and sweet. Perfect!