The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness (Google eBook)
Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh, Jeremy Adam Smith
W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 4, 2010 - Psychology - 336 pages
Leading scientists and science writers reflect on the life-changing, perspective-changing, new science of human goodness.In these pages you will hear from Steven Pinker, who asks, “Why is there peace?”; Robert Sapolsky, who examines violence among primates; Paul Ekman, who talks with the Dalai Lama about global compassion; Daniel Goleman, who proposes “constructive anger”; and many others. Led by renowned psychologist Dacher Keltner, the Greater Good Science Center, based at the University of California in Berkeley, has been at the forefront of the positive psychology movement, making discoveries about how and why people do good. Four times a year the center publishes its findings with essays on forgiveness, moral inspiration, and everyday ethics in Greater Good magazine. The best of these writings are collected here for the first time.
A collection of personal stories and empirical research, The Compassionate Instinct will make you think not only about what it means to be happy and fulfilled but also about what it means to lead an ethical and compassionate life.
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some personal stories some research about what it means to be empathic, compassionate and ethical
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I feel very lucky to be exposed to the ideas I found in this book. It's nothing less than a scientific examination of altruism, heroism and human virtue. None of the ideas are new –– if you've read ...
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