Voices in the Family
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Thoughtful discussions dealing with the many aspects of personality, psychology, and inter-personal relationships.
||Still Alzheimer’s||Julianne Moore received an Oscar for her portrayal of a woman with Alzheimer’s in the movie, Still Alice, but what about daily life for the 5 million diagnosed with the disease? We talk with Michael Ellenbogen who not only has been living with early-onset dementia, but also plays an active role in educating the public […]||2 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Is there a science to love and trust?||Renowned relationship expert, Dr. John Gottman, joins for the hour to discuss his forty years of research into marital stability. At The Gottman Institute, which he co-founded, he has studied couples' verbal and non-verbal communication over a long period of time and by applying mathematical [...]||23 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stepfamilies: What works, what doesn’t||Blended families with children have a lot on their plates. There are roles to define, needs to pay attention to, and loyalties to understand. There is an entirely new family architecture to consider when fostering a healthy stepfamily.||15 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The teenage brain||Any parent with a teenager can tell you that their child's adolescent years can be confusing, anxiety-ridden, tumultuous. Even the strongest parent/child relationships are tested during this time, leaving both sides frustrated. But what parents, teens, and teens might not know [...]||9 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Asylum for the severely mentally ill||Forty years ago, we thought closing psychiatric hospitals was the humane action. But was it? In a recent article Penn bioethicists have called for a return to asylums-- not surprisingly to some opposition. What's in the best interest of the severely mentally ill? We talk to one of the authors of the article, [...]||2 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The body keeps the score||Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, a pioneer in trauma research and treatment, discusses his latest book, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. He’ll explain the neurobiology of the traumatized brain and what treatments are most effective --- including yoga, theater, martial arts and more.||25 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||What are teens learning about Civil Rights in school?||According to a new study from the Southern Poverty Law Center, more than half of the states are doing a sub-par job of teaching about the civil rights history of America in public schools. Some states are teaching nothing at all, while Pennsylvania and New Jersey both got grades of "D".||19 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Is depression contagious? A fresh look at a debilitating condition||The incidence of depression is escalating throughout the world. So can depression be contagious? Is it part of our social make-up or a biological illness? Since prozac hit the market we've known that drug treatment has been widely used. What is its effectiveness and are there new treatments on the horizon?||12 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||When the mirror lies: The transgender journey||The tragic death of a transgender teen in Ohio brings to our attention the alienation and pain transgender individuals face. Lee Ann Etscovitz shares her story living much of her life as a man and finally becoming the woman she was meant to be. We'll also talk with Dr. Rob Winn and Elaine Dutton [...]||5 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How and why we laugh||Humor unites us - we connect with other people through laughter, and share collective struggles and confusions. It offers uncensored insights into our unconscious. Studies say that laughter can lengthen our lives and sharpen our cognition, but why do we laugh? Is it conflict about inconsistent ideas [...]||28 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|