In this episode of the Matrix Podcast, Michael Watts talks with Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Laboratory, and Faculty Director of the Greater Good Science Center.
Dacher’s research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of emotion, in particular prosocial states such as compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and power, social class, and inequality. He is the co-author of Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness, and The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. Dacher has published over 200 scientific articles, written for many media outlets, and consulted for the Center for Constitutional Rights (to help end solitary confinement), Google, Facebook, the Sierra Club, and for Pixar’s Inside Out.
- Approaching awe, a moral, spiritual, and aesthetic emotion, co-authored with Jonathan Haidt, Cognition & Emotion, 18 August 2010.
- Higher social class predicts unethical behavior, co-authored with Paul K. Piff, Daniel M. Stancato, Stéphane Côté, and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, PNAS March 13, 2012
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