Dacher Keltner: Survival of the Kindest

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Location: Dallas City Performance Hall

In partnership with the Crow Collection of Asian Art and their Wellness Series

Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, served as the scientific consultant for the highly acclaimed Pixar film Inside Out. He helped revise the story, emphasizing the neuropsychological findings that human emotions are mirrored in interpersonal relationships and can be significantly moderated by them. At this event, he will highlight key insights from that science and how they play out in the film, showing film clips as illustrations. He will also focus on five practices that elevate compassion, increasing our well-being and life expectancy.

Keltner is the author of the bestseller Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life and The Compassionate Instinct, as well as the forthcoming book The Power Paradox (May 2016). He has written for the New York Times Magazine, and his research has been covered in Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and the BBC. He has also collaborated on projects at Facebook and Google.

Keltner is Director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab, and serves as the Faculty Director of the Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. His research focuses on the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, as well as power, social class, and inequality.

“Dacher Keltner speaks about our emotional lives with scientific precision and in the most fascinating way. Born to Be Good offers us a fact-filled, fun, and enlightening peek into our minds and hearts.” —Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

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Public $35, DMA Member $30, Student $15