Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Optimism Bias, Authentic Happiness, and the Future

Listen, watch, take notes, and prepare to discuss each video.

Task 1. 

TED Talk Video 1
Tali Sharot: The optimism bias 

TED Talk Video 2
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
by Robert Waldinger 

TED Talk Video 3
Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like? 

Task 2.

Go to the following link: 

EACH STUDENT SHOULD REGISTER (check email and make sure they registered correctly)

Do the following tests and compare answers with your partner:

Emotion Questionnaires:
Authentic Happiness Inventory
General Happiness Scale

Life Satisfaction Questionnaires:
Satisfaction with Life Scale
Approaches to Happiness

Meaning Questionnaires:
Meaning In Life Questionnaire

Compare answers with your partner.


Ted Talk Video 4.
Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines 

Ted Talk Video 5. Zeynep Tufekci, Techno-sociologist
Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci asks big questions about our societies and our lives, as both algorithms and digital connectivity spread.