Booktalk: Psychologist Marc Schultz’s THE GOOD LIFE. Lessons From the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness

In co-author Marc Schultz’s THE GOOD LIFE what makes for a happy life, a fulfilling life? A good life?

The simple but surprising answer is: relationships. The stronger our relationships, the more likely we are to live happy, satisfying, and overall healthier lives. In fact, the Harvard Study of Adult Development reveals that the strength of our connections with others can predict the health of both our bodies and our brains as we go through life.

For over eight decades, this study has tracked the same individuals and their families, asking thousands of questions and taking hundreds of measurements—from brain scans to blood work—with the goal of discovering what really makes for happiness and a good life.

Top authors are interviewed on this 10-minute program that captures their words about their books and ideas and often the story behind the story. The show, hosted by Diana Korte and engineered by Gene Korte, has been in production for more than 25 years.