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Events: Psychology-themed programs to PBS in January, February

December 18, 2009 |  6:04 pm

If you're interested in the way the human mind works, some of PBS' lineup these next few months may be of interest. Here are a few programs to watch out for, from materials they just sent us:

"This Emotional Life":

Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 4-6, 2010, 9-11 p.m. ET

This three-part series explores ways to improve social relationships, learn to cope with depression and anxiety and become more positive, resilient individuals. Harvard professor Daniel Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," hosts.

"The Human Spark":

Wednesdays, Jan.  6-20, 2010, 8-9 p.m. ET

In this three-part series, host Alan Alda searches for the origin and nature of uniquely human abilities — the “human spark."

"Frontline" “Digital Nation” Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, 9-10 p.m. ET

Within a single generation, the Web and digital media have transformed the way we work, learn and interact in ways that we are only beginning to understand. "Frontline" teams up with one of the leading thinkers of the digital age to explore life on the virtual  frontier.

-- Rosie Mestel