"Power is given, not grabbed.” — Dacher Keltner
Today I’m really excited to have Dr. Dacher Keltner join me for his second appearance on The Psychology Podcast!
Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the faculty director of the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. A renowned expert in the biological and evolutionary origins of human emotion, Dr. Keltner studies the science of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and how emotions shape our moral intuition. His research interests also span issues of power, status, inequality, and social class. He is the author of the best-selling book Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life and of The Compassionate Instinct.
His latest book is The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence.
In our conversation we discuss several of Dacher’s ideas surrounding power including: