Christine Carter, director of Greater Good Parents
Christine Carter, Ph.D., is director of Greater Good Parents at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, an institute that studies happiness, compassion and strong social bonds. She is a happiness expert best known for her popular website “Half Full: Science for Raising Happy Kids.” She is also the author of “Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for more Joyful Kids and Happier Parents,” due out from Ballantine Books in January 2010. Carter has worked as an innovation consultant for Fortune 500 companies and is a regular guest on the themes of relationships and parenting on KGO-7’s “View from the Bay.” Carter received her B.A. from Dartmouth College, where she was a senior fellow, and her Ph.D. in sociology from UC Berkeley.