Archives: Psychology

Can Do: The History of Positive Thinking

If there’s one value experts of all disciplines espouse, it’s a positive attitude. From politics to parenting to health, Americans have learned that a can-do spirit is the most important element in any equation. But that’s not always been the case. This hour, we’ll talk about the rather recent movement that defined the psychology of our country.

Hardwiring Happiness

You probably remember the kid who bullied you in third grade, but not the time you got an A on your math test. Neuroscientists say our brains have evolved to learn faster from bad experiences than good ones… This hour, we’ll learn how to hardwire happiness into our brains.

Hardwiring Happiness

You probably remember the kid who bullied you in third grade, but not the time you got an A on your math test. Neuroscientists say our brains have evolved to learn faster from bad experiences than good ones. It helped our ancestors survive, but makes us feel stressed. This hour, we’ll learn how to change this and hardwire happiness into our brains.

Home Organization and Hoarding Disorder

How to de-clutter and organize our homes, and the hidden disorder of compulsive hoarding.

A Playwright’s Troubled Childhood Inspires Discussion about At-Risk Youth

A playwright and his play about his troubled childhood, and new approaches to working with at-risk youth.

Why We Get Lost

Human’s navigational feats (and shortcomings).

Making the Most of Unexpected Changes / Legal Rights of Student Athletes

Making the most of unexpected changes in our lives, and the legal rights of student athletes.

Mental Illness in Film / Pediatric Psychiatry Network

How people with mental illness and psychological disorders are portrayed in movies, and how the Pediatric Psychiatry Network helps primary care doctors recognize and manage common psychiatric disorders in young patients

Grieving and Loss

The grieving process and how to heal after suffering a loss