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Christine Carter, director of Greater Good Parents

Christine Carter

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.

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