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Voices in the Family

Thoughtful discussions dealing with the many aspects of personality, psychology, and inter-personal relationships.

Last Build Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:19:28 +0000


Sex and aging

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:19:28 +0000

Sex and aging remains an uncomfortable topic for many people. But, a new study finds that your sex life is impacted by how old you feel, more so than by how old you actually are. In their weekly conversation, psychologist Dan Gottlieb and WHYY's Maiken Scott discuss the findings.

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How marijuana use affects school performance

Tue, 30 May 2017 15:05:00 +0000

Smoking marijuana impacts school performance – that’s what a large, long-term study finds.

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Is Rejection Better than Nothing?

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:23:44 +0000

Hearing the word NO is better than getting no answer. And even unkind comments are better for well-being than being ignored by other people.

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Moving on from Betrayal

Mon, 08 May 2017 15:01:17 +0000

Betrayal in romantic relationships hurts, but it can cause psychological trauma - with long-lasting consequences.

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Shakespeare on the Couch: Hamlet

Mon, 08 May 2017 04:01:06 +0000

Dr. Dan Gottlieb returns as therapist to the complex characters of Shakespeare’s plays. Hamlet is the most studied, most performed and most adapted of Shakespeare’s plays by far, possibly of any play ever. Featuring Carmen Khan, Artistic Executive Director of The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and actor Josh Kachnycz as Hamlet, Dr. Dan improvises a therapy […]

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Can negative people learn to look on the bright side?

Mon, 01 May 2017 14:22:24 +0000

Most of us know somebody who is always negative - predicting worst-case scenarios, seeing only what went wrong, and what they don't have.

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Julia Arrives on Sesame Street

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:28:26 +0000

Sesame Street has welcomed a new resident - a Muppet named Julia who has autism. In their weekly conversation, WHYY's Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss why this new character is giving hope to a lot of families affected by autism.

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Body image as we age

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:29:43 +0000

Are you avoiding looking at yourself in a mirror? No longer comfortable going to the pool – or maybe plagued by chronic pain? As we age, our relationship with our body changes. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss how those changing emotions.

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Why are kids today so anxious?

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:01:15 +0000

Anxiety disorders are rising in kids. In their weekly conversation, psychologist Dan Gottlieb and WHYY’s Maiken Scott talk about the potential reasons for the increase, and what parents can do.

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Creativity: Life From the Inside Out

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:21:44 +0000

Dr. Dan Gottlieb explores the role of psychology in creativity through the lives of artists. He looks at Van Gogh’s struggle with mental illness and the emotional support that this legendary artist received from his brother. A museum curator gives us some historical context and later in the show Dr. Dan talks to a local […]

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