Saturday, August 8, 2009

Happy, in that we are not over happy.....

Positive psychology, or the study of what makes people happy, is becoming more and more a growing topic in the world of neuroscience. I'm very interested in positive psychology, as I am a person who's suffered from depression and the propensity towards negative thinking my whole life. Dan Gilbert is a professor at Harvard, and he's written a book called "Stumbling on Happiness." Here he gives a short and interesting talk about how people interpret events much differently than we expect.

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