April 23: In-class video [This Emotional Life Pt. 1]

Here is some info about the PBS documentary we watched on Monday. You won't be directly asked about the content of the video for the exam, although it helps put many of the topics we've discussed in context, so it might help. And it's interesting.

Many clips of the documentary can be found on Youtube, and it's available on Netflix instant streaming for those of you who have access to it. 

The host, Dan Gilbert, is a social psychologist at Harvard whose research has been mentioned a number of times in the course. You can find his TED talk on happiness here.

Final Exam Day/Time

The final exam will be held (in HEC, unless otherwise announced) on  Tuesday, May 15, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM. 

(The final exam schedule is set by the registrar's office based on the days/times the course meets. The times for all final exams can be found here: http://registrar.sas.cornell.edu/Sched/EXSP.html#final). 


March 28: Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive

Today we have an in-class video on a serious emotional disorder, as told through the eyes of a great comedian who suffers from bipolar. The IMDB info on this BBC documentary can be found here

There WILL be questions on the material (relating to bipolar disorder) in the film. If you missed class, you can find most of it in the youtube link below, or make an appointment with one of the TAs to view the video on one of the lab computers.