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Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner is Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught social psychology for the past 21 years and is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for Letters and Sciences. His research focuses on the prosocial emotions (such as love, sympathy, and gratitude), morality, and power. Other awards include the Western Psychological Association’s award for outstanding contribution to research, the Positive Psychology Prize for excellence in research, and the Distinguished Mentoring Award at UC Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. In 2008, the Utne Reader listed Dacher as one of the 50 visionaries changing the world.

Books by Dacher Keltner

  1. Book CoverBorn to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life


    “A landmark book in the science of emotions and its implications for ethics and human universals.”—Library Journal, starred reviewMore

  2. Book CoverThe Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness


    Leading scientists and science writers reflect on the life-changing, perspective-changing, new science of human goodness.More