PINC PRESENTS: PURSUING HAPPINESS: THE NEUROSCIENCE OF HUMAN GOODNESS
Emotions are profoundly social; they help us form attachments, negotiate social hierarchies, articulate our experience. As clinicians, we experience how emotional relationships change both the analyst and patient. But what is it about emotion that is transformative in this way? In a program sponsored by PINC's Neuropsychoanalysis Committee, Dacher Keltner, a leading expert in social intelligence at UC Berkeley and founder of the Greater Good Science Center, will show us how emotion has evolved to make this possible. Dr. Keltner will describe precisely how this happens in the body when two people are in relationship. He will also address the compelling question of the evolutionary purpose of negative emotions and the crucial task that therapy has in transforming negative emotions into positive emotions, promoting cooperative creativity rather than hostile destructiveness.
UCSF Laurel Heights
Saturday, May 3
8:30 am - 1 pm
For more information, contact PINC: (415) 922-4050.