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

 



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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End-of-life letters

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:49:42 +0000

Some doctors and nurses who care for people at the end of life are encouraging their patients to write letters to their loved ones while they still have the energy to do so. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss this idea.


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How to Fight Loneliness

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:52:46 +0000

Health researchers are getting increasingly interested in the effects of loneliness on our bodies – studies have found that being lonely can increase inflammation, or weaken the immune system. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss loneliness – and how we can avoid it.


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Teens and stress

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:58:34 +0000

Teens are known for their one-word answers, and for being moody – but underneath their often grumpy exterior, many of them are very stressed out an anxious. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s behavioral health reporter Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss teens and stress.


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