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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, 05 Dec 2016 15:10:15 +0000

 



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 […]



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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Back to School; Back to Stress

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:56:07 +0000

What do our emerging adults need from us? What is it like to be a teen in today’s world with working parents, blended families, emphasis on testing, peer pressure and so much more? Ten rising juniors and seniors from around the area sit down with Dr. Dan Gottlieb to discuss their lives. They talk about […]


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Leaving the kids alone

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 11:23:44 +0000

Across the country, parents have gotten in trouble with the law for letting their children walk home from a park or from school by themselves, and these news stories have sparked fierce debates over parenting styles. A new research study digs into parental attitudes about leaving children alone – in their weekly conversation, WHYY’s behavioral […]


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