The Science Of Emotion

Every investor needs to understand his/her emotions. Here’s a video on some of the science behind human emotions. I hope it helps expand your circle of competence.

Video Introduction (via Fora.Tv)

Psychologist Dacher Keltner discusses the role of the amygdala in controlling human emotion, toying with the idea that facial expressions can influence brain functioning. Keltner says even complex moral and ethical decisions may “come.

Speaker Background (Via Fora.TV)

Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, is a social psychologist who focuses on the prosocial emotions, such as love, sympathy and gratitude, and processes such as teasing and flirtation that enhance bonds. He has conducted empirical studies in three areas of inquiry. A first looks at the determinant and effects of power, hierarchy and social class. A second in concerned with the morality of everyday life, and how we negotiate moral truths in teasing, gossip, and other reputational matters. A third and primary focus in on the biological and evolutionary basis of the benevolent affects, including compassion, awe, love, gratitude, and laughter and modesty. Professor Keltner is Co-Director of The Greater Good Science Center.

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28. January 2009 by Miguel Barbosa
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