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Greater Good Science Center

Based at UC Berkeley, the Greater Good Science Center provides a bridge between the research community and the general public.

“It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all.”

― JON KABAT-ZINN, author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program.

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.

Based at the University of California, Berkeley, one of the world’s leading institutions of research and higher education, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: Not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives.

Since 2001, we have been at the fore of a new scientific movement to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior—the science of a meaningful life. And we have been without peers in our efforts to translate and disseminate this science to the public, including through our award-winning online magazine, Greater Good.

Visit the Greater Good Science Center website for more information.