This Emotional Life

This Emotional Life

August 14, 21, 28, 2011

Harvard psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Daniel Gilbert hosts this three-part PBS series that explores the range of human emotions and how we can strive to become more positive in our day-to-day lives.

August 14: Family, Friends and Lovers looks at the importance of relationships and why they are central to our emotional well-being. What are the cognitive and neurological processes underpinning our everyday lives, and why do some relationships flourish and others fail?

August 21: Facing our Fears looks at emotions that are commonly regarded as obstacles to happiness — anger, fear, anxiety and despair. Why do we have these emotions and how can we best manage them?

August 28: Rethinking Happiness explores happiness. It is critical to well-being, yet remains such an elusive goal for many. What is it, why is it important and how can we attain more of it?

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