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Dacher Keltner



Dacher Keltner, PhD, is an American psychology professor, founder of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and host of the podcast The Science of Happiness.

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Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

In this startling study of human emotion, Dacher Keltner investigates an unanswered question of human evolution: If humans are hardwired to lead lives that are “nasty, brutish, and short,” why have we evolved with positive emotions like gratitude, amusement, awe, and compassion that promote...

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Kindness Scientist

This profile on UC Berkeley Professor Dacher Keltner highlights his breakthrough research on the science of kindness and compassion.

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Why Is Gratitude So Hard during the Pandemic?

There’s one key to well-being that gets complicated in hard times: Gratitude, the reverence we feel for things that are given to us.

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TEDxBerkeley - Dacher Keltner - 04/03/10

Dacher Keltner is a psychology professor at UC Berkeley whose research focuses on two time-honored questions. A first is the biological and evolutionary origins of human emotion, with a special concentration on compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and how emotions shape all kinds of judgments.

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The Power of Kindness

A new science of power has revealed that power is wielded most effectively when it’s used by people who are attuned to and engaged with the needs and interests of others.

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Dacher Keltner on the Evolutionary Roots of Compassion

Dacher Keltner, UC Berkley psychology professor and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center, explores the evolutionary roots of compassion and empathy.

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The Gratitude Project: How the Science of Thankfulness Can Rewire Our Brains for Resilience, Optimism, and the Greater Good

In our fractured, “me-first” world, the science and practice of thankfulness could be just the antidote we need. Gratitude is powerful: not only does it feel good, it’s also been proven to increase our well-being in myriad ways.

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Hands On Research: The Science of Touch

Dacher Keltner explains how compassion is literally at our fingertips.

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Born to be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

Google Tech Talk December 9, 2009 ABSTRACT. Presented by Dacher Keltner. Prof.

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The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

A revolutionary and timely reconsideration of everything we know about power. Celebrated UC Berkeley psychologist Dr. Dacher Keltner argues that compassion and selflessness enable us to have the most influence over others and the result is power as a force for good in the world.

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