Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We are built to be kind - Dacher Keltne

Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology and founding faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California in the USA, speaks about human nature and research which is group has conducted, within this four and a half minute video below. Based upon history, Dacher Keltner explains that human nature is often shown as selfish and power hungry, yet Dacher challenges that notion and seeks to better understand why we evolved pro-social emotions like empathy, compassion and gratitude

The phrase 'survival of the fittest' was born from the Darwinian theory of natural selection, Dacher adds nuance to this concept by delving deeper into Darwin's idea that sympathy is one of the strongest human instincts — sometimes stronger than self-interest.

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