Video and Multimedia

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Web Resources

Importance of Loving Kindness Meditation
This article explores the benefits of practicing Loving Kindness Meditation.

Religion and Mental Health
This journal focuses on the way religion can affect mental health through a historical lens, psychology lens, and medical lens.

Spirituality and Mental Health
Kenneth I. Pargament discusses religion and spirituality’s role in psychology.

Happiness Test
Link to an online test that assesses level of happiness.

Nature and Well Being
This article discusses the physical and emotional benefits of spending time in the natural world around us.

Religion's Positive Affect on Well Being
This article uses facts and research from Oxford Handbook of Religion and Health (OHRH) to argue that religion does have a positive effect on mental health.

Multimedia Links


The Science of Happiness
Dan Gilbert shares research regarding how we can synthesize happiness.

Happiness and Flow
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi discusses the idea of flow, which is the state of heightened focus and immersion in activities.

An Experiment on Gratitude
Soul pancake conducts an experiment in which multiple people are told to write a letter to the most influential person in their life. They are then asked to call those people and tell them thank you. This experiment reveals how being grateful can affect happiness.

Learn How to Be Happy
This video reveals the way happiness can alleviate stress and provide energy, which can subsequently lead to success in work. The goal of the video is to encourage people to start thinking of happiness as a pathway into a good life instead of thinking of success as a pathway to happiness.

Loving Kindness Meditation
A guide through a Loving Kindness Meditation.

Laughter Yoga
Madan Kataria explains the benefits of laughter yoga.

Is Religion Good or Bad?
Kwame Anthony Appiah offers a good insight into the purpose of religion.


How Religion and Spirituality Affect Mental Health
This podcast discuses how emotional and physical health can be improved or decreased depending on personal spirituality.

Happiness Based on Country's Income?
Research reveals a person’s happiness increases or decreases depending on the country’s wealth.

Contagious Thinking
Can positive or negative thinking affect another person’s outlook?

All Work No Play
This podcast contains a discussion of the relationship between South Korean education system and the increase in suicide.