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Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology and faculty director and founder of UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. He studies the biological and evolutionary foundations of human goodness, including compassion, awe, laughter and love, as well as the effects of power, hierarchy, social class, psychopathology, and moral intuitions. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Time magazine, on CNN, and on KQED's "Forum with Michael Krasny," among other media outlets. His latest books are, Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life (W.W. Norton, 2009) and The Compassionate Instinct (W.W. Norton, 2010), an anthology of essays on the new science of human goodness co-edited with Jeremy Adam Smith and Jason Marsh. He received his BA from UC Santa Barbara and his Ph.D. from Stanford University.
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