• Mindful – A guided awe walk meditation. From 4/11/17
  • Greater Good  – What happens when we reconnect with nature. From 3/1/17
  • CBS SF  – “Grab Some Binoculars, Go Outside And Look For The Catalina Comet… It’ll Be Good Your Health” -From 11/30/15
  • CBC Radio – “Goosebumps never lie: the power of awesome experiences” -From 11/29/15
  • CBC Radio – “This Episode is Awesome!” -From 11/29/15
  • Orion Magazine – “The Power of Awe” -From 11/15
  • California Magazine – “From Shock-and-Awe to Fun-and-Awe: Cal Vets Discover the Healing Waters of Rx Nature” -From 08/31/15
  • New York Times – “Why Do We Experience Awe?” -From 05/22/15
  • APS Observer – “All About Awe.” -From 04/15
  • New York Times – “An Upbeat Emotion That’s Surprisingly Good for You.” -From 03/26/15
  • Wall Street Journal – “Researchers Study Awe and Find It Is Good for Relationships.” -From 02/23/15
  • New York Magazine – “A Sense of Wonder May Be Good for Your Health.” From 02/10/15
  • Huffington Post – “Experiences of Art, Nature, and Spirituality May Help Prevent Disease, Study Says.” From 02/04/15
  • UC Berkeley News Center – “Add Nature, Art and Religion to Life’s Best Anti-Inflammatories.” From 02/02/15
  • Slate – “Why Do We Feel Awe?”
  • Sierra Magazine – “The Science of Awe.” From 10/15/14

 Class and Compassion

  • Huffington Post – “Rich lack empathy, study finds.” From 12/22/11
  • Daily Mail  –  “Poorer people quicker to show compassion to those in distress than the rich, researchers find.” From 12/21/11
  • Time – “Got money? Then you might lack compassion.” From 12/21/11
  • Paul Piff was selected to receive the First Place 2012 SPSSI Social Issues Dissertation Award for his dissertation, “On wealth and wrongdoing:  How social class influences unethical behavior.”

Class and Ethics

Films & other Media 

  • New York Times – “The Science of ‘Inside Out'” From 07/03/2015


  • USA Today – Gossiping may be good for you, study says. From 1/20/12
  • Time – The Upside of Gossip: Social and Psychological Benefits. From 1/19/12
  • CBSNews – Is gossip bad for you? New study finds health benefits. From 1/18/12


  • Fair Observer  What if a poor person ran the economy. From 6/27/17
  • Harvard Business Review – Don’t Let Power Corrupt You. From 10/16 
  • The Fair Observer  The Power Paradox: Does Absolute Power Corrupt Absolutely. From 8/23/16
  • CNN – Chewbacca’s mask and the power of viral joy. From 5/23/16
  • ODDSLOT – Live football scores and soccer results. From 5/23/16
  • The Guardian –The power of saying thank you. From 5/22/16
  • Fortune  An Irony of Influence: Enduring Power Requires That We Give it Away. From  5/18/16
  • Quartz  Good leaders tell stories that make people trust them with power. From 5/17/16
  • The Guardian Rushmore. From 4/24/16


  • WIRED UK – The science of touch: why physical contact can make you happier and more successful. From 1/15/17