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The Marshmallow Test (05:10)
From Title: The Magic of the Unconscious: Automatic Brain
One of the most important studies about self-control and motivation was developed in the 1970s at the Bing Nursery School at Stanford University. Viewers see the study in action.
All About Happiness (38:56)
Trying to find happiness is the search of a lifetime, and in this multi-segment ABC News program, a diverse cross-section of experts shares insights into the psychological and physiological constituents of happiness; the effects of genes, life circumstances, and intentional activities on happiness; where on Earth the most—and least—happiness is said to exist; and the story of one person who followed his bliss by building a two-ton boat out of…wine bottle corks! Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness; Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want; and Eric Weiner, author of The Geography of Bliss, are featured. Original ABC News broadcast title: Happiness. (37 minutes)
TEDTalks: Jonathan Haidt—Religion, Evolution, and the Ecstasy of Self-Transcendence
"Jonathan Haidt gives a three-minute "full-spectrum" version of the talk he has just presented. As a montage of images appears on screen illuminating his points, he explains how the staircase relates to politics and modernity."--from Films on Demand
Gross National Happiness
This episode of The Green Interview features Jigme Thinley, the first democratically elected prime minister of Bhutan. While in office the Thinley government was dedicated to Gross National Happiness (GNH), an idea that was born in the early 1970s when Bhutan's fourth king drew international attention by commenting that "gross national happiness" was more important than gross national product. Thinley's tenure as prime minister was characterized by his thoughtful engagement with the modern world-bringing improvements in health and education, while preserving Bhutan's culture and protecting its environment.
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