Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner

Instructor

Mindfulness Certificate

Dacher Keltner, Ph.D, is a founder of the Greater Good Science Center and its faculty director, overseeing the Center's fellowship program and serving as executive editor of Greater Good magazine. After receiving his Ph.D. from Stanford University, Dacher (rhymes with "cracker") has devoted his career to studying the nature of human goodness, conducting ground-breaking research on compassion, awe, laughter, and love. He is also a leading expert on social intelligence, the psychology of power, and the emotional bases of morality. He has written more than 100 scientific papers and two best-selling textbooks, Social Psychology and Understanding Emotions. More recently, he is the author of the best-selling book Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, and a co-editor of the Greater Good anthology, The Compassionate Instinct.