The Science of Happiness


BERKELEY — Across America, Thanksgiving kicks off a holiday season of reflection, gratitude and sharing. These emotions are the focus of wide-ranging scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley, where researchers are investigating the science of happiness and compassion. In the video linked here, UC Berkeley psychologists Dacher Keltner, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Robb Willer and sociologist Christine Carter describe the work that supports the hypothesis that “survival of the kindest” is the key to our success as a species.

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