Sunday, December 21, 2008

My new favorite evolutionary psychologist

 Here is the exact sense in which this is the best of all possible worlds.

Imagine two futures, one in which you are a moral hero, the other in which you compromise morally. Which is better? Then watch these two videos and answer the question.

Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration of happiness -- sharing some surprising tests and experiments that you can also try on yourself. Watch through to the end for a sparkling Q&A with some familiar TED faces.


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