Ten Ways of Talking About Intellectual Humility
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by Greater Good
3d ago
In July 2022, the GGSC announced the 19 winners of our grants to support the production of innovative nonfiction stories on intellectual humility. The Intellectual Humility Reporting & Production Grants are part of a larger three-year project to raise awareness of research on intellectual humility and its implications, created in partnership with the John Templeton Foundation. After receiving 150 submissions, an expert committee of distinguished journalists and researchers narrowed the field to the final 19 grantees. Through many different media—including podcasts, magazine articles, YouTu ..read more
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Happiness Break: Experience Nature Wherever You Are, with Dacher (Encore)
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by Greater Good
3d ago
Just a few moments of tuning into nature can make you feel more inspired, connected, and less lonely. Let us guide you through a five-minute noticing nature practice — you don't even have to leave your neighborhood ..read more
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Who Is the Most Intellectually Humble?
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by Greater Good
3d ago
Intellectual humility fosters open-mindedness and respectful dialogue. It involves acknowledging the limitations of our knowledge and genuinely valuing diverse perspectives. Intellectually humble people approach information with curiosity and wonder, which promotes lifelong learning and growth. Amid rigid conflict and political polarization in our society, we need intellectual humility. But who is humble in this way? From January 2023 to mid-May 2024, 11,919 people took the GGSC’s intellectual humility quiz. Questions on this quiz were drawn from three scientifically validated scales, alo ..read more
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How Being Distracted May Lead You to Overindulge
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by Greater Good
5d ago
Many mornings, I eat breakfast while doing the New York Times crossword puzzle. It seems like a fun, harmless distraction; alas, I often end up barely remembering what I ate, let alone savoring it. A new study from Germany and the Netherlands suggests that this may be a problem. Distracting yourself this way can lead to what researchers call a “hedonic shortfall” that may prompt further, mindless indulgence. The wages of multitasking In the study, 122 mostly young adults were contacted before they ate lunch and randomly assigned to one of three situations for eating their meal: without distra ..read more
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Why “Boy Culture” Is Hurting Boys and Everyone Else
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by Greater Good
5d ago
People are more disconnected from each other than ever. We have a loneliness crisis, not only here in the United States but around the world, fueling discontent, stress, and poor health. Perhaps no one is lonelier or more alienated than men. In recent years, men are saying they have fewer friends and sources of intimacy than ever before, with only 27% of men in 2021 with at least six close friends compared to 55% in 1990. And that’s a problem for all of us, because the lonelier men are, the more their well-being and relationships suffer. In some cases, loneliness can lead to suicide or even vi ..read more
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How Exploring New Places Can Make You Feel Happier (The Science of Happiness podcast)
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by Greater Good
1w ago
Exploring novel places and having diverse experiences is important to our well-being and can make us feel happier. This week, Ike Sriskandarajah, a producer for This American Life, takes us with him as he explores new parts of New York City ..read more
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Six Misconceptions We Have About Romantic Love
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by Greater Good
1w ago
Love is everywhere you look. People talk about love in pop songs, on TV, across social media, over dinner, at work, and in school hallways. There is also growing scientific interest in romantic love, as is evident from the increased number of publications on this topic, the organization of conferences—and the Greater Good Science Center’s new project on the science of love, which launches this month. Why? First, romantic love pertains to virtually everyone. More than 80% of American adolescents reported to have been involved in at least one romantic relationship by the age of 18, accordin ..read more
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Your Happiness Calendar for July 2024
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by Greater Good
1w ago
Our monthly Happiness Calendar is a day-by-day guide to well-being. This month, we hope it helps you help everyone feel like they belong. To open the clickable calendar, click on the image below. (Please note: If you are having trouble clicking on calendar links with the Chrome browser, try these tips to fix the issue or try a different browser.) {embed="happiness_calendar/subscribe ..read more
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How to Heal Anxious Attachment by Prioritizing Your Own Needs
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by Greater Good
2w ago
Are you a chronic people-pleaser, prioritizing others’ needs over your own? Do you struggle with saying no, and feel responsible for others’ happiness? Do you find that your self-esteem is often dependent on what happens in a given day, or how others react to you? If so, the roots might lie in your attachment style. At its most basic level, attachment refers to the first emotional bond that forms between you and your primary caregiver(s). This first crucial bond, designed to keep you alive and thriving during a time when you can’t possibly care for yourself, sets the stage for the development ..read more
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Happiness Break: How to Ground Yourself in Nature, With Yuria Celidwen (Encore)
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by Greater Good
2w ago
Connect to yourself and the land you stand on in under 10 minutes with this grounding practice led by Indigenous scholar Dr. Yuria Celidwen ..read more
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