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Is There a Gene for Happiness

Synopsis
A programme in 3 parts. As our knowledge of the human genome increases, so does press speculation about the influence that genes may have on our lives and behaviour. Is there a gene for mathematical ability or sporting prowess or criminality - or happiness? Professor David Cove examines these ideas in a three part illustrated lecture. Using two genetically inherited conditions, Phyloketonuria and Type 1 Diabetes, he describes how these are passed on from parents to children and examines how we can change our environment to influence this genetic impact. He demonstrates that the way we are is the product of a complex interplay of genes and environment and that it is impossible to attribute a particular character trait to a single gene.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2004
Subjects
Biology; Psychology
Keywords
behavioural psychology; genetics

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£40.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
29 minutes
Year
2007

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£40.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
29 minutes
Year
2007

Production Company

Name

University of Leeds Media Services

Notes
see Leeds University Television

Distributor

Name

Leeds University Television

Contact
Sally Popplewell (Sales supervisor)
Email
mediaservices@leeds.ac.uk
Web
http://mediant.leeds.ac.uk/vtcatalogue/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0113 343 2660
Fax
0113 343 2669
Address
Media Services
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT

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