Authors

Dacher Keltner

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

 
 
  

Stories by Dacher Keltner

Slide Presentation: Goodness, Evil, and Everyday Heroism

By Dacher Keltner | February 26, 2010

Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Goodness, Evil, and Everyday Heroism."

 

Slide Presentation: “Why to Be Good, How to Be Happy”

By Dacher Keltner | September 10, 2009

Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Why to Be Good, How to Be Happy."

 

Slide Presentation: “Compassion, Mindfulness, and Well-Being”

By Dacher Keltner | May 15, 2009

Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life: Compassion, Mindfulness, and Well-Being."

 

Articles: Born to Blush

By Dacher Keltner | May 1, 2009

Dacher Keltner reveals why embarrassment is good for all of us

 

Slide Presentation: “Beyond Happiness: Jen Science & the Good Life”

By Dacher Keltner | April 30, 2009

Part of Cal Discover Lecture Series.

 

Slide Presentation: “Seven Principles of Good Power: Machiavellian Myths and Power for the New World”

By Dacher Keltner | April 17, 2009

Keynote delivered at the California Psychology Association's annual conference.

 

Slide Presentation: “Myths of Power”

By Dacher Keltner | April 2009

APA Conference

 

Slide Presentation: “Building Compassion, Creating Well-Being”

By Dacher Keltner | February 27, 2009

Presentation delivered at the Greater Good Science Center's seminar, "The Science of a Meaningful Life:Building Compassion, Creating Well-Being."

 

Articles: Darwin’s Touch: Survival of the Kindest

By Dacher Keltner | February 12, 2009

 

Slide Presentation: “Happiness and Health”

By Dacher Keltner | October 2, 2008
 

Articles: From the Editors: Fall 2008

By Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh | September 1, 2008

 

Articles: From the Editors: Summer 2008

By Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh | June 1, 2008

Are we really living in a “post-racial” America?

 

Articles: From the Editors: Spring 08

By Dacher Keltner, Jeremy Adam Smith, Jason Marsh | March 1, 2008

 

Articles: From the Editors: Winter 07-08

By Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh | December 1, 2007

 

Articles: The Power Paradox

By Dacher Keltner | December 1, 2007

True power requires modesty and empathy, not force and coercion, argues Dacher Keltner. But what people want from leaders—social intelligence—is what is damaged by the experience of power.

 

Articles: Body Language

By Dacher Keltner | December 1, 2007

Dacher Keltner reveals the stories behind everyday gestures.

 

Articles: From the Editors: Fall 2007

By Jason Marsh, Dacher Keltner | September 1, 2007

 

Articles: From the Editors: Summer 2007

By Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh | June 1, 2007

 

Articles: Body Language

By Dacher Keltner | June 1, 2007

Dacher Keltner reveals the science behind everyday gestures

 

Articles: What’s Your Jen Ratio?

By Dacher Keltner | February 7, 2007

 

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