Amy Alkon (aka the Advice Goddess) is the writer of the weekly highly syndicated advice column, Ask the Advice Goddess.
Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. = Join us tonight as twins researcher Dr. Nancy Segal tells fascinating stories about twins and explains what her research on twins has to tell us about how we come to be the people we are. Some of the questions she'll answer:  •How much do our genes determine who we are?  •Can we shift our environment to make the best of the genes we have?  •Where do our personalities come from?  •Why are some sisters so different from one another?  •How much does having rotten parents affect your chances for success?  •Why do some abused children grow up to be criminals and why do some become productive individuals?  Dr. Segal has a brand new book, just out, Twin Mythconceptions: False Beliefs, Fables, and Facts About Twins. It's fascinating and entertaining and busts every myth out there about twins. Join me and all my fascinating guests every Sunday, 7-8 p.m. PT, 10-11 p.m. ET, at blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Support the show (and change your life!) by buying my "science-help" book, "Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence."  
HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Noted social scientist Dr. Adam Galinsky takes on the long-running debate about whether it's best to be self-interested or other-interested--a question Galinsky says misses the mark.  Delving into recent research, Galinsky explains why maximizing our potential for success takes doing both -- sometimes cooperating, sometimes competing (and sometimes doing a little of each). He'll also offer some extremely valuable tips on how you can win at work and in many competitive situations through understanding and managing the nuances on cooperating and competing. Galinsky's book, co-authored with Dr. Maurice Schweizer, is Friend & Foe. Join me and all my fascinating guests every Sun from 7-7:30 pm PT and 10-10:30 pm ET, at blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Please support the show by buying my science-based, funny book, "Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence."
Amy Alkon's HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. We have a depression epidemic in this country, now affecting more than 15% of the population, and it’s striking people at younger and younger ages. It seems clear that our current modes of understanding and treating depression just aren’t working. My guest tonight, psychologist Dr. Jonathan Rottenberg, draws on research to show why we are failing to help depression sufferers and turns to our evolutionary roots to offer a nuanced understanding of why we get depressed, explaining why our modern environment’s mismatch with our evolved psychology can drag us depression. All of this leads to insights on how we might help depression sufferers get better, or, at the very least, not lead them to feel defective and broken because they are depressed.  His inspiring and scientifically rigorous book we’ll be discussing tonight is The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic.  Join me and all my fascinating guests every Sun from 7-7:30 pm PT and 10-10:30 pm ET, here at blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Support my show by buying my "science-help" book, "Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence." It lays out the PROCESS of how you can transform to live with confidence, plus countless tips for habit change, productivity, and more.
Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. Developmental psychologist Dr. Peter Gray explainswhy our current educational system is actually counterproductive to educating kids. Our way of schooling kids ignores our evolved psychology and how children actually learn, and removes children’s natural joy of learning from them in the process.  It turns out that schooling based on the principles of a democracy -- applied to children -- is highly effective schooling for keeping kids engaged, helping them develop self-control, and helping them develop to their fullest and become highly productive adults living meaningful lives. Peter’s fascinating book: Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life.  Join me and all my fascinating guests every Sunday, 7-8 p.m. Pacific Time, 10-11 p.m. Eastern Time, at blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Please support this show by buying my new science-based and funny book, Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Mar 8th, 1964
Episode Count
410
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
2 weeks, 2 days
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