The Science of Emotions – A conversation with Barbara Fredrickson

Why do we smile, laugh and actively seek out personal connections with the people around us? Why does it feel good and what evolutionary purposes do our so-called “positive emotions” serve? This in-depth conversation between Howard Burton and Barbara Fredrickson,…

The Science of Emotions - A conversation with Barbara Fredrickson

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Why do we smile, laugh and actively seek out personal connections with the people around us? Why does it feel good and what evolutionary purposes do our so-called “positive emotions” serve? This in-depth conversation between Howard Burton and Barbara Fredrickson, Director Positive Emotions & Psychology Laboratory at UNC Chapel Hill, explores her fascinating work on the science of positive emotions, including her broaden-and-build theory, the undoing effect and upward spirals, while highlighting relevant evolutionary-driven hypotheses together with measurement details of empirical studies.

Howard Burton holds a PhD in theoretical physics and an MA in philosophy. For his award-winning initiative Ideas Roadshow, Howard has hosted and filmed in-depth conversations with more than 100 world-leading experts, including 3 Nobel Laureates. For further details visit our website: ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

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