Episode 67: The Secret to Wellness with Dacher Keltner


Our guest this week is Dr. Dacher Keltner (UC Berkley Psychology Profesor, founding director of the Greater Good Science Center). He is the author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good.

This conversation is complex, but one of our all time favorites on the podcast. We discuss the underlying purpose of emotions, the power of your genes, and how your grandfather’s trauma can effect your genes (It’s called Epigenetics). He also talks about his research on facial expressions and how your college yearbook photo could predict your happiness and success in adult life. We also spend a good amount of time talking about the effects of power on personality, and his research on the relationship between mental illness and power. 

keltner@berkeley.edu is Dr. Keltner’s email address if you want to ask him anything.

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