Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner is the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and power, social class and inequality. Keltner is the author of Born to Be Good and The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The London Times, The Wall Street Journal and Slate, among others. Keltner works with the Sierra Club to help veterans and inner city kids, and has contributed to curtailment of solitary confinement in maximum-security prisons in California. He holds a PhD in Social Psychology from Stanford University.


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