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Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us

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Nationally syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon's podcast with the luminaries of behavioral science and psychotherapy.

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Twin Science: Twins researcher Nancy Segal busts the myths about twins
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."  
Cooperate vs. Compete: Dr. Adam Galinsky on the nuances of competitive success
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."
Depression: An Evolutionary Understanding, by Dr. Jonathan Rottenberg
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.
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Podcast Details
Started
Oct 31st, 2011
Latest Episode
Sep 16th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
407
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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