Dacher is the author of the best-selling Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life, and The Compassionate Instinct. He has published over 160 scientific ar ticles, including seminal works on the psychology of awe (Keltner & Haidt, 2003) and is the coauthor of two best-selling textbooks, one on human emotion, the other on social psychology. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, London Times, and Utne Reader, and his research has been covered in Time, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and the BBC as well as many other outlets.
Dacher has collaborated with directors at Pixar, the design team at Facebook, and on projects at Google. He is featured in Tom Shadyac’s documentary I Am. He has twice presented his research to His Holiness the Dalai Lama as part of a continuing dialogue
between the Dalai Lama and scientists. Dacher has received outstanding teacher and research mentor awards from UC Berkeley, and seen 20 of his PhD students and post-doctoral fellows become professors.
Dacher is an outstanding speaker who has received several national research and teaching awards. Wired magazine has rated the podcasts of his “Human Emotion” course as one of the five best academic podcasts in the country. The Utne Reader named Dacher as one of its 50 Visionaries of 2008.
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