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Christine Carter, director, Greater Good Parents

Christine Carter

A sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home (January 2015) and Raising Happiness (2011). Presenting the latest neurological and psychological research on positivity, productivity and elite performance, she demonstrates a sweetest paradox: by doing less we can actually accomplish more.

A sought-after keynote speaker, Carter also writes an award-winning blog, which is frequently syndicated on the HuffingtonPost, PsychologyToday.com, PositivelyPositive.com, Medium.com and other websites.

Posts by Christine Carter

2-13-14Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Is your marriage losing its luster?
12-6-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Tablet and smartphone boot camp for middle-school parents
10-3-13Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Would working less make you happier?
9-17-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Working parents, are you maxed out?
6-13-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Twenty questions to ask your father
5-9-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?My love-hate relationship with Mother’s Day
3-25-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Influencing teens and tweeners, part 2
3-11-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?How to influence your teen, part 1
12-17-12Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Wired to want stuff? Neuroscience can explain kids’ holiday gimmes
8-27-12Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Essential school supplies that aren’t on your list
6-13-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Fathers have more fun
5-16-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?How to keep your child safe (and happy) online, part 1
5-9-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Mirror, mirror on the wall: Who’s the best mom of them all?
4-10-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The stuck-at-home generation
3-19-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The ‘good’ divorce
3-14-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Is divorce immature and selfish?
12-13-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Occupy parenting, part 2
10-3-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?What to do when a pet dies
9-13-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?How to prep your kids for college
9-1-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?‘Enriching’ activities don’t guarantee your kids’ success
6-30-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Other SubjectsComfortable with discomfort
6-15-11Arts, Culture & HumanitiesArts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?These dads get it
6-2-11Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Helping kids deal with stress
5-12-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?High GPAs, low happiness?
5-6-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Rethinking optimism
4-20-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Does marriage make us happier?
2-18-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Should you stay or should you go? Thoughts on marriage
1-20-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?How to raise an unhappy child