This Emotional Life
This 3-part series takes viewers 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 3 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, the series 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.
This Emotional Life Previous Broadcasts
Family, Friends & Lovers (Episode #101)
KQED 9: Mon, Mar 8, 2010 -- 8:30 PM
The first episode looks at the importance of relationships and why they are central to emotional well-being. What are the cognitive and neurological processes underpinning everyday interactions, and can they help us understand why some relationships flourish and others fail? Viewers meet a young boy, adopted from a Russian orphanage, whose story illustrates how attachment in infancy fundamentally shapes his ability to build relationships for years to come. Viewers also meet young parents of newborn twins; a couple in therapy for a troubled marriage; a teenager who was bullied with tragic consequences; two women grappling with the stress of workplace conflicts; and others - all to better understand the importance of social connections and relationships.
- KQED 9: Sun, Mar 14, 2010 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED 9: Tue, Mar 9, 2010 -- 2:30 AM