The Compassion Instinct

The Science of Human Goodness

by Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh, Jeremy Adam Smith

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  • 9780393337280
  • 9780393076851
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.

  • W. W. Norton & Company; January 2010
  • ISBN: 9780393076851
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: The Compassion Instinct
  • Author: Dacher Keltner; Jason Marsh; Jeremy Adam Smith
  • Imprint: W. W. Norton & Company
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780393337280
  • 9780393076851
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780393337280
  • 9780393076851