- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (January 12, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 039306512X
- ISBN-13: 978-0393065121
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #890,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life Hardcover – January 12, 2009
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About the Author
Dacher Keltner is Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught social psychology for the past 21 years and is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for Letters and Sciences. His research focuses on the prosocial emotions (such as love, sympathy, and gratitude), morality, and power. Other awards include the Western Psychological Association’s award for outstanding contribution to research, the Positive Psychology Prize for excellence in research, and the Distinguished Mentoring Award at UC Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. In 2008, the Utne Reader listed Dacher as one of the 50 visionaries changing the world.
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This is a nice book and is very optimistic about the world. However it does not come it from everyone's perspective.
There are a few good ideas. But it feels more like a Psych 103 lecture (here's how it is kids) than a thoughtful overview of new research that intelligently lays out alternative hypotheses and current evidence.