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Dr. Dacher Keltner on Love, Power, Morality, and Awe

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Dr. Dachner Keltner is the founding director of the Greater Good Science center, as well as a professor of psychology at the University of California Berkeley, so he’s in a special place to discuss some incredibly interesting positive psychological topics like love, awe, teasing, compassion, empathy, gratitude and much more! It’s a fun and fascinating episode where we take a deep look into the science of the good life. Enjoy the show!

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Oh, and here is Dacher’s impression of Trump:

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Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence and Born to Be Good, and a co-editor of The Compassionate Instinct. Blurb taken from greatergood.berkeley.edu

Why We Love, Lust, and Live with Helen Fisher

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A leader in the psychology of human mating, and an expert on both the cultural and biological foundations of love, Helen Fisher shares science-backed information on attraction, mate selection, infidelity, the neuroscience of love and the effects of culture on our biology. There’s a wealth of interesting facts here and some surprising insight into humanity’s quest for romance. We LOVED this episode!

In this episode you will hear about:

  • Critical factors that influence love and attraction
  • The biological patterns of partner choice
  • Some of the major reasons behind the prevalence of infidelity
  • The neuroscience of love
  • How our brain’s architecture allows us to love more than one person at once
  • Why we refer to it as “falling” in love
  • How Bill Clinton was our first “female” president
  • Some psychological truths about our modern hookup culture
  • Four patterns of mate pairing
  • The role of fetishes
  • The genetic basis for stability in relationships
  • Sex differences in sexual/romantic rejection.
  • Helen’s experience as an identical twin and her opinions on nature vs. nurture
  • The role of culture in changing our biology
 

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“Helen Fisher, PhD Biological Anthropologist, is a Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute, member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Internet dating site Match.com. She has conducted extensive research and written five books on the evolution and future of human sex, love, marriage, gender differences in the brain and how your personality style shapes who you are and who you love.” -Blurb taken from helenfisher.com