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Title Foolproof Equations For A Perfect Life / Director: Leonard, Peter
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2009
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Description 1 streaming video file (48 min. 30 sec.) ; 292554706 bytes
Summary Every day we are required to make decisions about life, and according to some scientists, we generally make the wrong one. Luckily the same scientists that have identified the problem can also help with the solution. In this documentary, scientists, psychiatrists and mathematicians examine everyday issues and give their opinions of how we should successfully approach the decision making process. These members of academia claim that far too often our emotions cloud our ability to make the correct choice. By systematically working through the decision, identifying the factors and weighing out the options, you can come to a logical and often correct decision.Mathematician and author Garth Sundem believes that by using a few simple equations, problems can be solved easily and you can sail through life. Garth believes that by using numbers he can determine if it is time to see a psychiatrist, what recreational hobbies to take up and can even achieve the perfect divorce. His unique problem-solving method is put to the test when Garth hits the road in order to provide and demystify the answers to life's problems with a calculator in hand. Other scientists in the documentary demonstrate how decisions and outcomes can potentially be manipulated and reveal how we often post-rationalise an inconvenient or bad decision. (From the UK, in English) (Documentary) G CC WS
Event Broadcast 2009-12-07 at 15:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Choice (Psychology)
Decision making -- Mathematical models.
Decision making -- Research.
Gambling -- Psychology.
Psychology -- Experiments.
United Kingdom.
Form Streaming video
Author Appazzato, Josh, contributor
Bargh, John, contributor
Capaldi, Peter, cast
Hall, Lars, contributor
Leonard, Peter, director
Martino, Benedetto De, contributor
Radin, Dean, contributor
Sewell, Shana, contributor
Snodgrass, Guy, contributor
Sundem, Garth, contributor
Williams, Lawrence, contributor