The Surprising Science of Happiness

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Take a close look at the ways humans work to achieve and increase happiness. Cognitive researcher Nancy Etcoff offers a wide range of statistics and findings on the science behind happiness, including cultural dispositions, biological processes in the brain, and what areas have frequently been chosen as the focus for psychological studies on the pursuit of happiness.

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CCSS: Adaptable

  • Opportunity to flip the video: create your own multiple choice and/or open answer questions to check for understanding and add additional resources (requires free online registration)

  • Presenter quickly disperses information without much depth or room for discussion
  • Statistics are a little outdated and can be confusing at times