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Family Action Network: Dacher Keltner and Susan Cain on the Science of Awe

When: Thursday, January 26, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Julie Deardorff   (847) 467-3147

Group: School of Education and Social Policy

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


In "Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life," UC Berkeley professor of psychology Dacher Keltner presents a radical investigation and deeply personal inquiry into this elusive emotion. Revealing new research into how awe transforms our brains and bodies, alongside an examination of awe across history, culture, and within his own life during a period of grief,  Keltner shows us how cultivating awe in our everyday life leads us to appreciate what is most humane in our human nature.

Keltner is the faculty director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. A renowned expert in the science of human emotion, he studies compassion and awe, how we express emotion, and how emotions guide our moral identities and search for meaning. His research interests also span issues of power, status, inequality, and social class. He is the author of "The Power Paradox" and the bestselling book "Born to be Good," and the co-editor of "The Compassionate Instinct." Keltner was also a collaborator in the Pixar film "Inside Out."

Keltner will be in conversation with Susan Cain, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling books "Quiet" and "Bittersweet."

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of "Awe" from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Keltner and Cain that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book:

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