62 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 PRX

    • Social Sciences

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.

    Who Is Your Rock?

    Who Is Your Rock?

    He survived the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, two years ago and has been a student mental health advocate ever since. Now Kai Koerber finds a way to thank the person who helped him find his voice.

    • 18 min
    What Does It Take To Really Listen To Someone?

    What Does It Take To Really Listen To Someone?

    Are you actually listening when someone is talking to you, or just waiting for your turn to talk? Our guest, a veteran of the Iraq War, practices how to truly listen to others.

    • 17 min
    Why Shared Goals Can Bridge Divides

    Why Shared Goals Can Bridge Divides

    How can people from different groups get on the same page? Our guest, an educator and football coach, tries a strategy for building stronger, more inclusive teams.

    • 18 min
    How To Make Time for Happiness

    How To Make Time for Happiness

    Her New Year's resolution was to have more joyful and fulfilling experiences in her daily life. Our guest tried a practice to help make that happen.

    • 18 min
    How To Get Your Senses Tingling

    How To Get Your Senses Tingling

    There are millions of YouTube channels with people crinkling bubble wrap or whispering about folding laundry. Our guests talks about why autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) makes her, and many others, feel more calm and happy.

    • 18 min
    How To Be Less Hard on Yourself

    How To Be Less Hard on Yourself

    Do you beat yourself up over every mistake? A high school senior tries to be kinder to himself during an especially stressful time.

    • 20 min

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This is a practical, fun and super well done podcast. It's usefulness is profound, and they have wonderful guests doing the practices and reporting back. Very uplifitng to listen to- and even better to apply!

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