Dacher Keltner

Professor, UC Berkeley & Faculty Director, Greater Good Science Center

Dacher Keltner is a professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center (greatergood.berkeley.edu). Dacher’s research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and power, social class, and inequality. Dacher is the co-author of two textbooks, Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, The Compassionate Instinct, and The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. Dacher has published over 200 scientific articles, written for many media outlets, and consulted for Google, Facebook, the Sierra Club, for Pixar’s Inside Out, and for the Center for Constitutional Rights in its work to outlaw solitary confinement.

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