The compassionate instinct : the science of human goodness / edited by Dacher Keltner, Jason Marsh, and Jeremy Adam Smith
- The scientific roots of human goodness. The compassionate instinct / Dacher Keltner ; The evolution of empathy / Frans B.M. de Wall ; Peace among primates / Robert M. Sapolsky ; Hope on the battlefield / Dave Grossman ; Political primates / Christopher Boehm ; The forgiveness instinct / Michael E. McCullough ; The new science of forgiveness / Everett L. Worthington, Jr. ; Brain trust / Michael Kosfeld ; Pay it forward / Robert A. Emmons ; Wired to be inspired / Jonathan Haidt -- How to cultivate goodness in relationships with friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. Feeling like partners / Philip A. Cowan, Carolyn Pape Cowan, and Neera Mehta ; Love, honor, and thank / Jess Alberts and Angela Trethewey ; Stumbling toward gratitude / Catherine Price ; The choice to forgive / Fred Luskin ; Compassion across cubicles / Jill Suttie ; Are you a jerk at work? / Robert I. Sutton ; A feeling for fiction / Keith Oatley ; A different view / Alfie Kohn ; Can I trust you? : a conversation between Paul Ekman and his daughter Eve / Jason Marsh ; Hot to help / Daniel Goleman -- How to cultivate goodness in society and politics. We are all bystanders / Dacher Kaltner and Jason Marsh ; The cost of apathy : an interview with Robert Reich / Jason Marsh ; The activism cure / Meredith Maran ; America's trust fall / Jeremy Adam Smith and Pamela Paxton ; The power paradox / Dacher Keltner ; Edible ethics : an interview with Michael Pollan / Jason Marsh ; The hot spot / Lisa Bennett ; In search of the moral voice / Jason Marsh ; Making peace through apology / Aaron Lazare ; Truth + reconciliation / Desmond tutu ; Why is there peace? / Steven Pinker ; The morality of global giving : an interview with Jan Egeland / Jason Marsh ; Global compassion : a conversation between the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman / Paul Ekman ; The heroine with one thousand faces / Lisa Bennett ; The banality of heroism / Zeno Franco and Philip Zimbardo.
- "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."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780393337280 (pbk.)
- Includes index.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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