In his first foray into writing a book for non-specialists, he synthesizes insights from science, religion and philosophy.
You probably cannot fake a Duchenne smile, so you should not think you have fooled your hostess that you are enjoying her party when you are not.
It is a book that conveys scientific research into how evolution plays such a large part in human emotions, even down to facial expressions.
this is a fascinating and fabulous book.Professor Keltner succeeds in advancing a fascinating extension of the work of Darwin. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel Mulhern
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When I was reading Ch.3 of my Kindle copy I was puzzled why "two facial displays below" referred to in the... Read more
This review only applies to the kindle edition and the missing content. I love buying books for my kindle but already owning the printed copy, I could see there were many images... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rod E. Sherwin
I chose this book based on the authors academic credentials and his connection to Jonathan Haidt.
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the book is amazing for psychology students. it takes an evolutionary approach and social approach. it is an excellent book for psychology student. Read morePublished 7 months ago by santy ventura
I really enjoyed this book for several reasons, not the least of which is the positive slant on human emotion instead of the constant barrage of negative and cynical information we... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Patrice Stancato
I found the above reviews by Virgelio Carpo and Jay C. Smith to be very accurate descriptions of the book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Milton L. Erhardt
Dacher Keltner has presented the best evidence that I have seen that altruism is one of our deepest instincts. Read morePublished on December 3, 2011 by StanEvolve
This book comprehensively explores many different positive and beneficial emotions in the context of empirical research. Dr. Read morePublished on December 27, 2010 by Perpetualpsychstudent