Lynn E. O’Connor

Lynn E. O’Connor, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the Wright Institute, Berkeley, California, a practicing clinical psychologist, and Director of the Emotion, Personality, and Research Group (EPARG, url: Since 1990, Dr. O’Connor and Dr. Jack Berry, Co-Directors of EPARG, have collaborated on studies of altruism, empathy-based guilt, positive motivation, meditation practices, LGBTQ issues, personality, productivity, and psychological problems from an evolutionary and cross-cultural perspective. She most recently was featured in a chapter on “The Evolution of Kindness” in TIME The Power of Kindness. 

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