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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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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

Ethical Polyamory with Therapist Dossie Easton

3/25/2019
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science and psychotherapy. Dossie Easton is co-author of a terrific book, "The Ethical Slut," that I've been recommending for years to people who ask me about sexually open relationships -- whether they can handle one, how to handle them, all the questions they have. This promises to be a fascinating and eye-opening show, and one not to be missed even if you aren't personally interested...

Duration:01:00:08

Low-Carb, High-Fat: Nina Teicholz on why you should eat butter, meat, and cheese

3/18/2019
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science...and this week, a top investigative science journalist. Saturated fat is your friend. Really. It turns out everything we've been told about eating fat is wrong. On tonight's show, meticulous journalist Nina Teichholz will lay out the scientific errors, bias, and dangerous misrepresentations that have underpinned the dietary dogma of the past 60 years. She'll also lay out the...

Duration:01:02:10

"Mindful Anger" with Dr. Andrea Brandt

3/11/2019
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Amy Alkon's HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science and therapy. Whether you're an anger venter or an anger withholder (or something in between), this is a show for you. My guest tonight, therapist Dr. Andrea Brandt, writes that “our culture has a built-in phobia of negative emotions,” which isolates us from each other and has myriad unhealthy and counterproductive effects on us personally. Her goal -- in her book, Mindful Anger: a pathway...

Duration:00:59:58

Dr. Sam Sommers on the science of context -- for living, loving, working smarter

3/4/2019
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Welcome to HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. Context is everything, Tufts psychology professor Dr. Sam Sommers explains. What we believe, how we behave, and even how we see ourselves shifts more than we understand, depending on the situation we find ourselves in at a particular moment. For example, contrary to popular belief, context (like whether we're standing in a crowd), and not moral character, will often determine...

Duration:01:03:54

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

2/25/2019
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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:01:09:08

Debunking Happiness Myths, with Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky

2/18/2019
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HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Psychologist Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, who researchest happiness, explains that we are actually very poor predictors of what makes us happy or unhappy. Of course, it doesn’t help that we’ve been stuck with a lot of cultural myths about what things and situations should and shouldn’t. On this show, which focuses mainly on relationships, Dr. Lyubomirsky lays out the realities shown in the research and...

Duration:01:03:18

Sexual confidence for women, with Dr. Beth Montemurro

2/11/2019
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Tonight’s show is about women and sexual power -- why some women feel like passive participants in their sex lives and why and how other women are able to feel comfortable in their sexual skin. My guest is Penn State researcher Dr. Beth Montemurro, and her book we’re discussing is Deserving Desire: Women’s Stories of Sexual Evolution. Join me and all my fascinating guests every...

Duration:01:04:06

Getting The Girl -- The Ev Psych Approach, with Dr. Geoffrey Miller

2/4/2019
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HumanLab -- The Science Between Us: Amy Alkon interviews the luminaries of behavioral science on how their research can help us have the lives we want. On this show is evolutionary psychologist Dr. Geoffrey Miller, who lays out the realities from science of what women really want and how even a regular guy can measure up (as opposed to trying to scam a woman into bed). His new book he'll be discussing on the show, co-authored with Tucker Max, is "Mate: Become the Man Women Want." Join me and...

Duration:00:35:35

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

1/28/2019
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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:01:01:58

Mating Intelligence -- with Dr. Glenn Geher and Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

1/21/2019
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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. You can actually improve your mating intelligence -- and your ability to meet, date, and have sex and relationships with partners you want. My guests tonight are evolutionary psychologists Dr. Glenn Geher and Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, discussing their book Mating Intelligence Unleashed: The Role of the Mind in Sex, Dating, and Love. It’s based on a vast body...

Duration:01:01:34

The Science of Winning and Losing with Ashley Merryman

1/14/2019
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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. Competition can be seen as ugly and divisive but it’s actually an essential element in driving us to do and be our best. My guest tonight, New York Times best-selling science writer Ashley Merryman, will lay out the science of winning and losing, including how we can figure out the kind of competitor we are (to help ourselves avoid choking), the differences...

Duration:01:02:24

Mark Sanborn: Fred 2.0—how to live, work, & be extraordinary

1/7/2019
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HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. Unlike the guests on almost all of my shows, my guest tonight is actually not a scientist -- he's business consultant, public speaker, and best-selling author Mark Sanborn. But this is the second time I've made an exception and had him on the show, because his thinking is so extraordinary, inspiring, and helpful. To bring up that word again -- "extraordinary" -- being extraordinary means being...

Duration:01:01:10

Attachment Science: How To Find And Keep Love with Dr. Amir Levine

12/31/2018
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HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. This show will help you use the new field of adult attachment science to find love -- or to keep and even vastly improve the relationship you have. My guest is neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine, co-author with psychologist Rachel S.F. Heller, of Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find -- and Keep -- Love. If you’re seeking a partner, by recognizing which of the...

Duration:01:05:00

Depression: An Evolutionary Understanding, by Dr. Jonathan Rottenberg

12/24/2018
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Amy Alkon's HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. We have a depression epidemic in this country, now affecting more than 15% of the population, and it’s striking people at younger and younger ages. It seems clear that our current modes of understanding and treating depression just aren’t working. My guest tonight, psychologist Dr. Jonathan Rottenberg, draws on research to show why we are failing to help depression sufferers and turns to...

Duration:01:03:22

How Touch Drives Emotions and Behavior, with neuroscientist Dr. David Linden

12/17/2018
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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, neuroscientist David Linden takes us on a journey from our fingertips to our funparts and explains how huge an influence touch is in every aspect of our lives. He'll lay out, for example, how touch can improve your success in business and how vital touch is to a child's development and well being and about how much touch a child needs. We'll be discussing his book,...

Duration:00:33:03

Hidden influences driving our thoughts, beliefs, and actions, with Dr Adam Alter

12/10/2018
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Amy Alkon's HumanLab --The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. We aren’t the independent thinkers we like to believe ourselves to be. Psychologist and researcher Dr. Adam Alter shows in his fascinating book, Drunk Tank Pink, that a host of forces -- internal, social, and environmental -- drive our thinking and beliefs, and in turn, our actions. On tonight’s show, he’ll lay out the ways we are influenced, sometimes causing substantial changes in our...

Duration:01:02:54

Sex, what's "normal," and the sexual deviant in all of us, with Dr. Jesse Bering

12/3/2018
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HumanLab -- The Science Between Us: Amy Alkon interviews the luminaries of behavioral science. Dr. Jesse Bering’s book, “Perv,” is subtitled “The Sexual Deviant in All of Us.” This is a book about weird sex but it’s also a book about all of the ways that even “normal” people fall along the spectrum of “perversions.” Tonight’s show, like Bering’s book, will be a fascinating inside look into how our specific sexual desires seem to be shaped in childhood, how sexually not “normal” some of the...

Duration:01:01:49

Your child can be more than his test scores, with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

11/26/2018
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Welcome to HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. Cognitive psychologist Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman lays out why intelligence tests currently used are far too limiting in determining a student’s true potential. Kaufman is a rigorous researcher whose work I know and respect, but his new book, UNGIFTED: Intelligence Redefined, offers much more than science. It offers inspiration in Kaufman’s own story as a “late listener” (due to a...

Duration:01:00:28

Stop Self-Deception: Dr. Carol Tavris on how belief we're right leads us astray

11/19/2018
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Welcome to HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. My guest is social psychologist Dr. Carol Tavris, on how to admit mistakes instead of continuing to make them. She talks about common ways we make errors in reasoning and judgment that mess up our lives, and how to avoid them. Her terrific book, co-authored with Dr. Elliot Aronson, is one of my favorites: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad...

Duration:01:05:17

Intuition--The Science How It Can Lead Us Astray, with Dr. Christopher Chabris

11/12/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. We like to believe our decisions are rationally driven and make sense. But constantly, our perception and decision-making are clouded by illusions we aren't even aware we have. Some of these include illusions of accuracy in our attention, memory, confidence, and knowledge. These illusions can lead us to make costly - and even deadly - errors. The good news is, by understanding...

Duration:01:05:09