Film: The Future of Happiness (TEDxTalk)
Ragnhild Bang Nes, a researcher at the Division of Mental Health took part in the Future of Happiness TEDx conference in Zaragoza in Spain in 2012.
Nes’ research focus is on the genetic and environmental influences on happiness, general well-being and psychological distress.
In her TEDxTalk, Nes discusses strategies that could improve the happiness of a nation with Nic Marks, founder of the Centre for Well-being at the New Economics Foundation in London. Marks devised the Happy Planet Index, a global index of human well-being and environmental impact.
TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world and were released online. They now have a global audience in the millions.
The TEDx programme is designed to give communities, organisations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through local TED-like experiences. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.