Dascher Keltner

The Power Paradox: The Promise and Peril of 21st Century Power

Dascher Keltner

Talk: The Power Paradox: The Promise and Peril of 21st Century Power

For 20 years Dacher Keltner has studied human emotion, power, and the structure of human social life. Building upon hundreds of scientific findings, his work as a scientific consultant on Pixar's film "Inside Out", and work to improve the criminal justice system, this talk will detail five basic principles about human power that he captures in his new book, "The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence." These ideas will answer timeless questions such as how we get power and why it so often unleashes sociopathic tendencies, and how power is dramatically changing in this 21st century (thanks in part to entities like Google). He will point to a future of more positive power, and ways to remedy the ills of power, such as inequality.

Dascher Keltner

Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology at University of California, Berkeley, where he directs the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab. He is also the founder and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center.