This Emotional Life

Season 1
(299)8.12010TV-PG

Hosted by Dr. Daniel Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and author. The series address issues organized around: improving social relationships, resolving negative feelings (depression, anxiety, etc.), and searching for greater happiness. By the end, viewers will have a deeper sense of what makes us tick and insights into how to use that information to improve their own emotional and social well-being.

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Episodes (3)

  1. 1. Family, Friends & Lovers
    January 5, 2010
    1h 53min
    TV-PG
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    The first episode 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 interactions, and can they help us to understand why some relationships flourish and others fail?
  2. 2. Facing Our Fears
    January 6, 2010
    1h 53min
    TV-PG
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    The second episode 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? Everyone wants to be happy, but nature has a different plan. Our brains are designed for survival, and the negative emotions they create are vital to that mission.
  3. 3. Rethinking Happiness
    January 7, 2010
    1h 53min
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    The last episode explores happiness. It is critical to well-being, yet it remains such an elusive goal for many. What is it, why is it important and how can we attain more of it? Viewers meet individuals facing major turning points in their lives - a job loss, a cancer diagnosis, the death of a child, an accident - as well as those facing more common struggles.

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Supporting actors
Larry DavidAlanis MorissetteKatie CouricRichard Gere
Season year
2010
Network
PBS
MPAA rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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