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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

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

The Anti-Male Trend: Dr. Helen Smith on stopping the fashionable male-bashing

11/5/2018
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Welcome to HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon interviewing the luminaries of therapy and behavioral science. This is not just a show for and about men but a show for anyone who cares about equal rights and fairness for all. Tonight's guest is psychologist Dr. Helen Smith talking about how, in America, it's become permissible -- and even fashionable -- to be anti-male and what men can (and must) do to start changing this. What men have been doing is going on strike -- dropping...

Duration:01:05:17

How To Live Happily Single, with Dr. Eric Klinenberg

10/30/2018
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Amy Alkon's HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. On tonight's show, noted sociologist Dr. Eric Klinenberg discusses why remaining unmarried and living alone have increasing appeal and what the problems of living solo tend to be -- and how we might solve them. We'll touch both on living solo as a younger person (whether romantically single or "living apart together" with a partner), and how we can live alone as we age. Dr. Klineberg's...

Duration:01:03:05

Risk Intelligence: Dr. Dylan Evans on using science for better decision-making

10/23/2018
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Amy Alkon's HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Dr. Dylan Evans will be talking about risk intelligence and how you can increase your ability to make wise decisions. Wise decisions are fact-based decisions instead of the superstition- and ignorance-based ones that are often the defaults ones our brain pushes us toward. It’s especially important to be factual about your own level of ignorance surrounding an area you need to make a...

Duration:01:03:37

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