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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

Articles: From The Editors: Fall/Winter 2006-07

By Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh | September 1, 2006

 

Articles: We Are All Bystanders

By Jason Marsh, Dacher Keltner | September 1, 2006

But we don’t have to be. Dacher Keltner and Jason Marsh explain why we sometimes shackle our moral instincts, and how we can set them free.

 

Articles: From the Editors: Spring/Summer 2006

By Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh | March 1, 2006

 

Articles: From The Editors: Fall/Winter 2005-06

By Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh | September 1, 2005

 

Articles: From the Editors: Spring/Summer 2005

By Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh | March 1, 2005

 

Articles: From the Editors: Fall 2004

By Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh | September 1, 2004

 

Articles: The Compassionate Instinct

By Dacher Keltner | March 1, 2004

Think humans are born selfish? Think again. Dacher Keltner reveals the compassionate side to human nature.

 
The founding director of the Greater Good Science Center explains how humans are wired for compassion.
Presented as part of the TEDxGoldenGateED event on June 11, 2011.

Videos and Podcasts: Teach Compassion: Dacher Keltner

By Dacher Keltner | June 2011

The founding director of the Greater Good Science Center explains how humans are wired for compassion.
Presented as part of the TEDxGoldenGateED event on June 11, 2011.

 

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