In a special edition of the programme, Claudia Hammond talks to the father of Positive Psychology, Dr Martin Seligman, about why optimism is not only good for your health, but could also help you live longer.

Claudia visits Wellington College, a British secondary school that has introduced happiness lessons with some surprising results. And we hear from Dr Julie Norem about why, for some of us, a more pessimistic approach might be the winning strategy.

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28 minutes

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Sun 22 Nov 2009 22:32 GMT

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