47 episodes

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.

The Science of Happiness PRI

    • Science & Medicine
    • 4.5, 947 Ratings

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.

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4.5 out of 5
947 Ratings

947 Ratings

Dr Cordell ,

Brilliant

I stumbled onto this podcast through my research on universal facial expression, work done in modern era by Dr. Paul Ekman. Interestingly, his work and work carried on by Dr. Eve Ekman led me to Berkeley’s Center for Greater Good.

I have little doubt that we are all living in a mad, dangerous world - yet, our hope and our potential for better personal and collective human lives has always been within us.

Thanks for this work GGIA.

Rice Mom ,

successfully blends science with specific individual stories

one of my top 5 podcasts! the tone is gentle but persuasive/encouraging. The guests are very authentic, disclosing, and likeable/relatable. They are also free people of color/non-WASP. The research is well summarized & fascinating. Commercials are brief and never obnoxious. These aren’t quick fixes but truly useful ways to improve ourselves and our families and communities. try a few episodes!

PSUButler ,

Blinded by the left

Why do you feel the need to bash President Trump and claim that xenophobia and white supremacy are on the rise (no data- scare tactics) during an episode that is supposed to be about finding the good in life. He does not hate “all brown people”. Leave your hateful bias out of a podcast that references the utilization of Science. Are you so blinded by your left-wing media-induced hate that you cannot accept that others have a different opinion. I call this arrogance. Why alienate half of the country by bringing your politics into what, otherwise as an enjoyable podcast series.

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