By CATAdvanced Cash

07 Jun 2011

Science of Compassion Spotlight: Dacher Keltner

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Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner is a Professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and the Faculty Director of the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. A renowned expert in the biological and evolutionary origins of human emotion, Dr. Keltner studies the science of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and how emotions shape our moral intuition. His research interests also span issues of power, status, inequality, and social class. (read more)

Dr. Keltner is on the cutting edge of researching the nature of compassion.  On this subject he has presented his findings to the Dalai Lama, written a best-selling book, and even co-founded an interdisciplinary research center – the Greater Good Science Center.  From the GGSC, located at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Keltner helps direct a talented team investigating happiness and compassion in individuals and relationships between them, and then disseminates the findings far and wide via the Greater Good magazine, just re-launched online last year, a range of podcasts, and even videos of world-class experts making accessible presentations for the public.

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