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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, 13 Feb 2017 14:45:19 +0000


Who cares for the caregivers?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:45:19 +0000

Millions of Americans care for a sick or elderly loved one at home - and without their unpaid contributions, the country's healthcare and social service system would likely collapse. But - experts worry about the health of the caregivers themselves. In their weekly conversation, WHYY's Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss these concerns.

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Everyday Awe

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:28:41 +0000

Psychologists are becoming more interested in awe. They are studying its mental health benefits, and trying to find ways to help people experience it in daily life and even at work.

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The resilience of veterans

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:06:18 +0000

We often hear about the many struggles returning soldiers face - in terms of re-integrating into civilian life, and their mental health. But new research paints a different picture.

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The secrets of “super-agers”

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:58:38 +0000

Researchers at Massachussetts General Hospital and other institutions are gaining a better understanding of "super-agers" - people who retain their cognitive functioning as they age.

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The Opioid Epidemic—from the headlines to hope

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 20:47:15 +0000

The news can sound dire. Opioid addiction is ruining families and taking lives at an ever increasing rate. In this roundtable discussion, Dr. Gottlieb brings together a clinician, researcher, family members and individuals in recovery to go beyond the headlines and look at what is working to bring addicts into treatment. They discuss some interventions […]

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Enjoy Your Moment

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:10:15 +0000

It seems like everybody is singing the praises of mindfulness meditation these days – it’s used as a way to decrease stress, increase focus, manage chronic pain or anxiety. “Breathe. Be in the moment” is the mantra. But, what if the moment you’re in is terrible? In their weekly conversation, psychologist Dan Gottlieb tells WHYY’s […]

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Hectic Holidays

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:04:57 +0000

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and that launches us right into the holiday season madness. Shopping, decorating, cooking, traveling – why does this time of year feel so hectic? In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss how the holidays could become a bit more relaxing.

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Responding to Trauma

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:20:42 +0000

We can’t protect ourselves from catastrophic events, but what we can do is understand how it may affect us both physically and emotionally. In a partnership with University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, Dr. Dan Gottlieb examines the effects of trauma from combat as well as violence in […]

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Cultivating joy in children

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:13:51 +0000

Kids tend to be overscheduled and stressed out these days, and a slew of new parenting articles and books talks about the importance of cultivating joy in children. In their weekly conversation, WHYY's Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss this concept.

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Do worry, be happy

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:13:41 +0000

Do you worry a lot? Always think about the worst case scenario? New research finds that that may actually be helpful. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb – both expert worriers – discuss the findings.

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