The Evolution of Compassion: From Gene to Meme

The Compassionate Brain
A FREE eight-part video series, hosted by Dr. Rick Hanson, that explores effective ways to change your brain and heart and life.
(Watch or listen to the entire series by registering at

Session 4: The Evolution of Compassion: From Gene to Meme

Session Highlights:

  • An in-depth conversation with Dr. Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and author of Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life
  • The ways we are sociable primates
  • The universals of compassion across cultures

From Shame to Self-Worth: Development of Shame Spectrum Feelings in Childhood
The Hard Things That Open the Heart
From Shame to Self-Worth: Introduction
Don’t Take it Personally