The first book, Born To Be Good has been hailed, A landmark book in the science of emotions and its implications for ethics and human universals Library Journal, starred review. In this startling study of human emotion, Dacher Keltner investigates an unanswered question of human evolution: If humans are hardwired to lead lives that are nasty, brutish, and short, why have we evolved with positive emotions like gratitude, amusement, awe, and compassion that promote ethical action and cooperative societies? Illustrated with more than fifty photographs of human emotions, Born To Be Good takes us on a journey through scientific discovery, personal narrative and Eastern philosophy. Positive emotions, Keltner finds, lie at the core of human nature and shape our everyday behaviorand they just may be the key to understanding how we can live our lives better.
In the second book, The Compassion Instinct, leading scientists and science writers reflect on the life-changing, perspective-changing, new science of human goodness. In these pages you will hear from Steven Pinker, who asks, Why is there peace?; Robert Sapolsky, who examines violence among primates; Paul Ekman, who talks with the Dalai Lama about global compassion; Daniel Goleman, who proposes the idea of Constructive Anger; and many others. Led by renowned psychologist Dacher Keltner, the Greater Good Science Center, based at the University of California in Berkeley, has been at the forefront of the positive psychology movement, making discoveries about how and why people do good. A collection of personal stories and empirical research, The Compassionate Instinct will make you think not only about what it means to be happy and fulfilled but also about what it means to lead an ethical and compassionate life.
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