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The Evolution of Emotions - Dacher Keltner

Complete video at: Born to Be Good author Dacher Keltner introduces the Darwinian principle of antithesis, which attempts to explain body language. He relates the principle to strength, modesty, anger, love, spirituality, and stress. ----- Does Darwin Illuminate Emotion and Spirituality?: A Discussion with Dacher Keltner and Paul Ekman. Recorded in collaboration with Wonderfest, in Berkeley, CA, on November 8, 2009. Wonderfest, the Bay Area Festival of Science, is held each year in the beginning of November. Enjoy fascinating discussions between world-class scientists on cutting edge topics, as well as other fun exhibitions. Visit and join. Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, is a social psychologist who focuses on the prosocial emotions, such as love, sympathy and gratitude, and processes such as teasing and flirtation that enhance bonds. He has conducted empirical studies in three areas of inquiry. A first looks at the determinant and effects of power, hierarchy and social class. A second in concerned with the morality of everyday life, and how we negotiate moral truths in teasing, gossip, and other reputational matters. A third and primary focus in on the biological and evolutionary basis of the benevolent affects, including compassion, awe, love, gratitude, and laughter and modesty. Professor Keltner is Co-Director of The Greater Good Science Center.
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