Dr. Dacher Keltner

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Dr. Dacher Keltner: Science-Based Approaches for Authentic Happiness

Social scientist and founder of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California Berkley, Dr. Dacher Keltner focuses on the social functions of emotion that define human social living. This thoughtful and informative discussion touches on skills taught at the Greater Good Science Center which foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. Through science-based approaches, one can find meaning and true happiness.

27:50 | 2015

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About Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Dacher Keltner’s life work focuses on interpersonal neurobiology, pro-social emotions- including compassion, touch, gratitude and awe- and the scientific connection of these emotions to the eco-system of life.

Dacher is the host of the Greater Good Science Center’s award-winning podcast, The Science of Happiness and is a co-instructor of the GGSC’s popular online course of the same name.

He is also the best-selling author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good, and a co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct.

Tags: Greater Good Science Center, The Science of Happiness, The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence, Born to Be Good, The Compassionate Instinct,