The Science of Happiness

13 Oct

Searching in TED, I found two very interesting videos on happiness.

Psychologist Nancy Etcoff (19:43 minutes) on “The surprising science of happiness.” This is a lucid and entertaining scientific overview with lots of interesting data. She introduces a human response I had not of heard before, biophilia.  If you can find 20 minutes, take the time – it’s worthwhile.

Dan Gilbert (21.20 minutes) in “Why are we happy” places happiness in the evolutionary continuum and gives insights into how our minds steer our happiness.

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