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Nationally syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon's Advice Goddess Radio -- "Nerd Your Way To A Better Life!" with the best brains in therapy and research.

Nationally syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon's Advice Goddess Radio -- "Nerd Your Way To A Better Life!" with the best brains in therapy and research.
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Santa Monica, CA

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Nationally syndicated advice columnist Amy Alkon's Advice Goddess Radio -- "Nerd Your Way To A Better Life!" with the best brains in therapy and research.

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@amyalkon

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English

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171 Pier Ave, #280 Santa Monica, CA 90405


Episodes

Addiction Recovery Science: Dr. Stanton Peele on why values matter

10/15/2018
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Amy Alkon's HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Dr. Stanton Peele points out that most people recover from addictions on their own -- without AA or rehab, and what makes the difference is values, not biology. On tonight’s show, he’ll debunk many of the myths in addiction treatment -- especially the notion that addiction is a “disease” people are powerless to overcome. That defeatest message is especially counterproductive to overcoming...

Duration:01:02:54

The Myth Of The Lone Genius and The Power Of Partnership, with Joshua Wolf Shenk

10/8/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Joshua Wolf Shenk uses science, fascinating true stories of creative partnerships, and historical evidence to dispel the myth of the lone genius and show that creativity is not the work of an individual mind. It is, in fact, a social activity, and two people, working together, are truly "greater than the sum of their parts." Join us tonight to find out what it takes to be a...

Duration:01:03:55

Charisma: How we all can acquire it, with Olivia Fox Cabane

10/1/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. My guest is Fortune 500 executive coach and charisma expert Olivia Fox Cabane. Cabane lays out, per research on leadership, why the personal magnetism we call charisma isn’t something people are just born with but something we can all acquire and perfect with knowledge and practice. Even people who aren’t extraverts. Her book we're discussing is The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master...

Duration:01:00:59

Evolutionary Rationality: Dr. Vladas Griskevicius on how we make wiser choices

9/24/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. Decisions that we make that seem stupid can actually make a lot of evolutionary sense, meaning that they would have made sense in the ancestral world; they just don’t make sense in the world in which we now live. Unfortunately, we can’t just tell our genes, “Hey, it’s 2013! There are no hungry tigers roaming the streets of Baltimore and, by the way, my girlfriend’s on The Pill.” But,...

Duration:01:05:03

Low-carb pioneers Dr. Michael Eades & Dr. Mary Dan Eades

9/17/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. Low-carb pioneers Dr. Michael Eades and Dr. Mary Dan Eades are my guests this week. Since the 1980s, they have been behind evidence-based ways to eat, and have helped thousands and thousands of people drop pounds without starving themselves. They have long understood that it is carbohydrates -- sugar, flour, starchy vegetables like potatoes, apple juice -- that cause the insulin...

Duration:01:09:05

The Evolutionary Psychology Of Revenge, with Dr. David Barash

9/10/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Evolutionary psychologist Dr. David P. Barash has taken on the fascinating subject of revenge: why we seem to need it, the different kinds, and how we might avoid leaping to clobber those who do bad things to us. His book, Payback: Why We Retaliate, Redirect Aggression, And Take Revenge, is co-authored with psychiatrist Dr. Judith Eve Lipton. Join me and all my fascinating guests...

Duration:00:59:35

Dr. Temple Grandin: The autistic brain and its insights for all of us

9/3/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. My guest is the inspiring Dr. Temple Grandin, bestselling author, autism activist, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, discussing her fascinating new book, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across The Spectrum. This isn't just a show for people who have friends or children with autism or autism spectrum disorders but a show that offers compelling thinking on...

Duration:01:03:56

The Evolutionary Truth About Cats & Dogs (& Human Families): Dr Catherine Salmon

8/27/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Relationships with family -- and the pets that are part of our families -- are important to our emotional health and can play a significant role in our social success. Tonight, evolutionary psychologist Dr. Catherine Salmon will lay out some fascinating information about our evolved psychology within our families, including -- among other things -- how rivalry isn’t just a...

Duration:00:36:00

Science-based goal setting and achievement with Harvard's Dr. Francesca Gino

8/20/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. Adorably, we humans see ourselves as rational animals. Research shows us to be anything but. We are swayed in ways we wouldn’t expect in both our decision-making and how well we stick to our plans. The good news is, the research also shows that our going off track happens in predictable ways. My guest tonight, Harvard Business School professor, Dr. Francesca Gino, will both lay out the...

Duration:01:03:54

Assertiveness: The science on how & why to be assertive, with Dr. Randy Paterson

8/13/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. Assertiveness isn't about "building a good disguise," Dr. Randy Paterson explains. "It's about the courage to take the disguise off." It's "about being THERE." Paterson, a clinical psychologist, is the author of the excellent book I've recommended in my column, "The Assertiveness Workbook: How To Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships," and that's...

Duration:01:01:48

The Science of Place: Dr. Colin Ellard on how our surroundings affect well-being

8/6/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. This week's very exciting show is on a subject that has a great deal of influence over us -- our environment -- that we tend to give very little thought. Luckily, cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Colin Ellard has done the work and thinking for us, and, on this show, will lay out the science of how the places we inhabit change our minds and bodies, and how we can use this knowledge to our...

Duration:00:34:48

Sex therapist Dr. Marty Klein on how to rethink your way to great sex

7/30/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science and the therapy world. It turns out that our assumptions about the mindblowing sex we think we are "supposed" to be having is the thing that stops us from the pretty great sex we could be having. Or from having sex at all. This week's guest is therapist and sex therapist Dr. Marty Klein, ripping away widely held myths about sex to help everybody listening improve their sex lives....

Duration:01:02:58

The science-based exercise that requires only 15 minutes a week, with Fred Hahn

7/23/2018
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It's Amy Alkon's HumanLab -- The Science Between Us. On this show, exercise trainer and rehab expert Fred Hahn explains why slow-speed strength training, for just a few minutes a week, will make you healthier than that fitness fanatic who spends hours and hours in the gym. (He lays out fascinating and solid evidence throughout the show.) Fred is co-author, with Dr. Michael Eades and Dr. Mary Dan Eades, whom I greatly respect, of The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution: The Slow-Motion Exercise That...

Duration:01:03:01

Science-Based Parenting Techniques, With Dr. Alan Kazdin

7/16/2018
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Amy Alkon's HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, featuring the luminaries of behavioral science. It turns out some of the ways parents think they’ll get their kids to behave -- by berating, threatening, and punishing them -- are actually the least effective. My guest tonight, Yale University psychology professor, Dr. Alan E. Kazdin, who is also director of the Yale Parenting Center, has a parenting template that is not only effective at changing behavior in children, it does it by cutting out...

Duration:01:02:25

Science Meets Ancient Chinese Philosophy, with Dr. Edward Slingerland

7/9/2018
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Amy Alkon's HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, featuring the luminaries of behavioral science. On tonight’s show, science gets together with ancient Chinese philosophy, and it likes what it finds. Dr. Edward Slingerland, an internationally renowned Chinese philosophy expert, draws on both cutting-edge science and ancient Chinese strategies to show how our modern Western approach of striving our guts out doesn’t seem to lead to success or happiness. In fact, he observes, it seems that...

Duration:01:04:28

The Science on Creativity: Dr Scott Barry Kaufman on being at your creative best

7/3/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. On this show, noted creativity and intelligence researcher Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman explains how creative brains work and, using findings from psychology and neuroscience, explains practices we can all use to function at our creative best. His book, co-authored with Carolyn Gregoire, that we're discussing on the show: Wired To Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind....

Duration:00:34:15

Sex therapist Dr. Brandy Engler on men's and women's unspoken erotic desires

6/25/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. What do men want? In bed and out? What do women want? How does this all tie together? (And who’s getting tied up?) These are just a few of the questions I’ll be asking and sex therapist Dr. Brandy Engler will be answering on tonight’s show. Dr. Engler is unique in that she opened a sex therapy practice for women -- expecting to slowly get some clients -- and quickly amassed a...

Duration:01:04:53

Science-Driven Practical Wisdom: Dr. Barry Schwartz on how emotions drive wisdom

6/18/2018
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Welcome to HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. On this show, social psychologist Dr. Barry Schwartz lays out why our emotions, trained and modulated, are the key to developing wisdom and behaving wisely. And, contrary to conventional "wisdom" that emotions should be kept out of business or professional decisions, Schwartz lays out why that's not the case and why "practical wisdom" is key to both personal and relationship...

Duration:01:05:08

The Science of Successful Negotiating, with Harvard's Dr. Michael Wheeler

6/11/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. There have been two major schools on negotiating -- Ury, Fisher and Patton's "win-win"/"relationships are everything" approach and Roger Cohen's "nail 'em to the wall" hardball approach. Harvard Business School professor Michael Wheeler finds that these rigid, one-size-fits-all strategies often clash with the real-world realities of negotiating. Drawing on his and his...

Duration:01:06:14

The science on giving with Wharton's Dr. Adam Grant

6/4/2018
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Welcome to HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. Wharton organizational psychologist Dr. Adam Grant talks about his terrific book, "Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success," (now in paperback) which draws from research to explain what makes giving both powerful and dangerous to people's achieving their goals. Paradoxically, it's often those who give without looking for anything in return -- who just want to do good,...

Duration:01:07:40