Experts in Emotion 4.1 -- Leda Cosmides & John Tooby on Evolution and Emotion





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Published on May 20, 2013

Experts in Emotion Series; June Gruber, Yale University

In this episode, Dr. June Gruber will speak about Evolution and Emotion with Drs. Leda Cosmides and John Tooby from U.C. Santa Barbara. Drs. Cosmides and Tooby will share what first got them interested in this topic and highlight a few core themes in their research. We will then hear Drs. Cosmides and Tooby share what they see as the most exciting future discoveries in store on this subject. The interview will conclude with a few words of advice for getting involved in the field of emotion from Drs. Cosmides and Tooby.

00:00 Chapter 1. Introduction to Dr. Leda Cosmides and John Tooby.
00:14 Chapter 2. What got you interested in studying emotion?
04:55 Chapter 3. What are the central discoveries of your work?
21:51 Chapter 4. What do you see in store for the future of emotion?
21:51 Chapter 5. What is your advice to viewers?

The Experts in Emotion Series provides a unique opportunity to explore the mysteries of human emotion guided by some of the world's foremost experts on the subject, ranging from distinguished academics to leading figures behind social media services like Facebook. In addition to tackling central questions such as what emotions are, why we have them, and how our understanding of them can lead to happier and healthier lives, you'll also hear first-hand about what first led these key players to study emotion and what they see as the most exciting frontiers ahead. This series is part of a broader educational mission to share the study of human emotion beyond the boundaries of the classroom in order to reach students and teachers alike, both locally and globally, through the use of technology. This mission is generously supported by, and in collaboration with, the Yale Office of Digital Dissemination and the Yale College Dean's Office. This series was recorded and produced by Douglas Forbush, Lucas Swineford, and the Yale Broadcasting and Media Center.

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