Dacher Keltner, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the founding director of the university’s Greater Good Science Center. 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 has devoted his career to studying the nature of human goodness and happiness, conducting groundbreaking research on compassion, awe, laughter, and love.
He is also the bestselling author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life , and a coeditor of The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness, in addition to more than 100 scientific papers and two bestselling textbooks. An outstanding speaker who has earned many research and teaching awards, his work is featured regularly in major media outlets, including theNew York Times, CNN, and NPR, and the Utne Reader has named him as one of 50 visionaries who are changing our world.
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