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This Emotional Life Premiering on PBS tonight

Posted Jan 04 2010 6:57am


I am repeating this post from last week as a reminder that This Emotional Life is premiering on PBS tonight, Jan 4, 2010. I am really looking forward to this 3 part series that airs over the next three nights ( here in Canada at 9.00pm) — check out your regions scheduling or watch online. The first episode, Family Friends & Lovers, looks at the importance of relationships and why they are central to our emotional well-being.

This 3-part series represents what television does best. It opens a window into real lives, exploring ways to improve our social relationships, cope with emotional issues, and become more positive, resilient individuals. Viewers are taken on an in-depth tour of the science of human emotions in an effort to truly understand what makes us tick. Every day, it seems, some new study reveals a previously hidden epidemic of depression, anxiety or other psychological problem. At the root of the confusion lie three key questions: what is biological, what is cultural and what can we do when things go wrong? After centuries of assuming that we humans, with our mysterious minds and messy emotions, were just not fit subjects for study, science has developed some startling insights into human nature. Using the latest cutting edge research from neuroscience, startling observations from social science and experts in psychology, THIS EMOTIONAL LIFE explores the biological need for social relationships, how to manage negative feelings and the search for greater happiness, unveiling a new understanding of what it means to be human.

Source: PBS Visit website

Hosted by Daniel Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness

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