Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

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Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.46 X 0.82 X 8.24 inches | 0.61 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393337136

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About the Author

Dacher Keltner is the Thomas and Ruth Ann Hornaday professor of psychology and the director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught social psychology for the past 18 years and is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for Letters and Sciences. His research focuses on the prosocial emotions (such as love, sympathy, and gratitude), morality, and power. Other awards include the Western Psychological Association's award for outstanding contribution to research, the Positive Psychology Prize for excellence in research, and the Ed and Carol Diener mid-career award for research excellence in social psychology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. In 2008, the Utne Reader listed Dacher as one of the 50 visionaries changing the world.

Reviews

A fresh and absolutely fascinating book.--Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma
A fact-filled, fun, and enlightened peek into our minds and hearts.--Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
A bright, entertaining book . . . [that] covers broad, interesting territory.--Janet Maslin