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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

Blame: Why It's Toxic And How To Actually Resolve Conflict, with Dr. Carl Alasko

4/16/2018
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Welcome to HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science and psychotherapy. My guest tonight is psychotherapist Carl Alasko, Ph.D., talking about a topic we can all use some help and insight on -- blame: How ineffective it is, how damaging it is, and how to stop blaming and be constructive in getting ourselves and others to change. Alasko has written a very comprehensive book on blame -- Beyond Blame: Freeing Yourself from the Most Toxic...

Duration:01:03:18

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

4/9/2018
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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

Sexual confidence for women, with Dr. Beth Montemurro

4/2/2018
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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:01:02:35

The Science of Winning and Losing with Ashley Merryman

3/26/2018
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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. 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...

Duration:01:02:24

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

3/19/2018
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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...

Duration:01:02:55

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

3/12/2018
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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...

Duration:00:34:37

The Science Of Social Connection: Dr. Matthew Lieberman on our social selves

3/5/2018
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Amy Alkon's HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Dr. Matthew Lieberman's new book is "Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect," and it's filled with fascinating findings on how surprisingly driven we are by our nature as social beings. For example, there's a finding by his wife and research partner, Naomi Eisenberger and her colleagues that taking acetaminophen (think Tylenol) actually diminished the pain of being socially...

Duration:01:04:17

Science Meets Ancient Chinese Philosophy, with Dr. Edward Slingerland

2/26/2018
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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:01:03:56

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

2/19/2018
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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...

Duration:01:02:51

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

2/12/2018
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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:01:01:11

Better Sex! The science on better times in bed with Kinsey's Dr. Justin Garcia

2/5/2018
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HumanLab -- The Science Between Us: Amy Alkon interviews the luminaries of behavioral science. Tonight's show will help you improve your sex life and diminish sexual anxiety with the latest research on sex. We'll talk about orgasms, fantasies, hooking up, what's changed about oral sex, how people can make Internet dating work better for them, how the proliferation of p0rn really affects the average person's sex life, and whether you can be better in bed -- and how -- among other topics. My...

Duration:01:02:29

The Science Of Learning Through Play, with Dr. Peter Gray

1/29/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. Developmental psychologist Dr. Peter Gray explainswhy our current educational system is actually counterproductive to educating kids. Our way of schooling kids ignores our evolved psychology and how children actually learn, and removes children’s natural joy of learning from them in the process. It turns out that schooling based on the principles of a democracy -- applied to children...

Duration:01:00:41

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

1/22/2018
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, 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 colleagues'...

Duration:01:04:35

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

1/15/2018
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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:01:02:09

Grieving and Recovery -- myth-busting science from Dr. George A. Bonanno

1/8/2018
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On "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. My guest tonight is clinical psychologist and grief researcher Dr. George A. Bonanno, with an actually uplifting show on which he'll smash all the widely held myths about grieving and bereavement, like the notion that there are specific "stages of grief" that each person must go through, and the notion that one must do "grief work," or...

Duration:01:05:53

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

1/1/2018
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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:00:32:57

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

12/25/2017
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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, my guest tonight, evolutionary psychologist, psychologist and marketing professor Dr. Vladas Griskevicius,...

Duration:01:04:02

The Science On Making Money Buy Happiness, with Dr. Elizabeth Dunn

12/18/2017
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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 on the science on how we might possibly spend our way to happiness. My guest tonight is psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Dunn, co-author with Dr. Michael Norton, of a terrific, highly readable little book filled with research-driven wisdom: "Happy Money: The Science Of Smarter Spending." On tonight’s show, she lays out the myths we hold about how spending in certain...

Duration:01:03:58

Partnering Up For Innovation & Success, with Joshua Wolf Shenk

12/11/2017
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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:01:03:26

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

12/4/2017
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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...

Duration:01:03:12

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