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David DeSteno is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, where his work centers on examining how emotions shape social and economic decision-making, as well as on how moral emotions like gratitude and compassion can be leveraged at the individual and societal levels to enhance human flourishing. His forthcoming book “Emotional Success” strives to show not only how relying on reason and willpower to reach your goals can set you up for failure, but how it can negatively impact our social relationships. Read more »
David DeSteno directs the Social Emotions Lab at Northeastern University where his research is pulling back the curtain to reveal some of the mechanics that drive human compassion. “It is not the severity or the objective facts of a disaster that motivate us to feel compassion and to help. It is whether or not we see ourselves in the victims.
There’s always something brewing in the PopTech community. From the world-changing people, projects and ideas in our network, a handful of this week’s highlights follows.
How does a country in financial crisis rebound? How does a faltering company rally in the face of disaster? How does an individual spring back from personal tragedy?In an age marked by volatility of every kind, how do we help people and systems persist, and even thrive, amid disruption? How do we foster greater resilience?The answers could not be more pressing for companies, communities, …
PopTech 2011 is off to an enthusiastic, if slightly soggy, start. Arriving attendees were greeted by the always-smiling volunteer staff and quickly off to their various adventures, which included making cheese, sailing Penobscot Bay with citizen scientist Gale McCollough, and discussing the science of character with psychologist David DeSteno.
Below are some of the day’s highlights, …