Monday, January 4, 2010

TV alert: This Emotional Life

Tonight PBS presents the first of a three part series called "This Emotional Life." Hosted by Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, TEL (according to the press release PDF) "tackles everyday issues, from fear and anger to more complex ones such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder, exploring how our social interactions and our emotions are deeply wired in our brains. The series looks at the latest biological and social science behind our human nature to help us better understand what drives our emotions and what can lead us to greater fulfillment." Parts 2 and 3 are to air on Tuesday and Wednesday night, respectively, but since this is PBS be sure to check your local listings first.

In addition the accompanying website offers links to topics (along with video clips) that you may be able to use in class. Topics include Grief and Loss, Humor, PTSD, Attachment and more -- see the full list here.

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