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Born to Be Good - by Dacher Keltner (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 336

Genre: Psychology

Sub-Genre: Emotions

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Author: Dacher Keltner

Language: English

Street Date: October 1, 2009
TCIN: 77475369
UPC: 9780393337136
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-6973

Description

In this startling study of human emotion, Dacher Keltner investigates an unanswered question of human evolution: If humans are hardwired to lead lives that are nasty, brutish, and short, why have we evolved with positive emotions like gratitude, amusement, awe, and compassion that promote ethical action and cooperative societies? Illustrated with more than fifty photographs of human emotions, Born to Be Good takes us on a journey through scientific discovery, personal narrative, and Eastern philosophy. Positive emotions, Keltner finds, lie at the core of human nature and shape our everyday behavior and they just may be the key to understanding how we can live our lives better."
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