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Advice Goddess Radio: Amy Alkon

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Location:

Santa Monica, CA

Networks:

BlogTalkRadio

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@amyalkon

Language:

English

Contact:

171 Pier Ave, #280 Santa Monica, CA 90405


Episodes

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

8/21/2017
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. *This show won Third Place for best documentary radio in the June 26, 2015, Southern California Journalism awards, beating finalists from NPR powerhouse KCRW. 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...

Duration: 01:03:40


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

8/14/2017
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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: 01:01:45


How intuition can lead us astray with Dr. Christopher Chabris

8/7/2017
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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: 01:02:39


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

7/31/2017
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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: 00:33:01


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

7/24/2017
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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: 01:08:03


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

7/17/2017
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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: 01:02:19


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

7/10/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:33:12


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

7/3/2017
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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 excluded....

Duration: 01:03:17


Friendfluence: Science journalist Carlin Flora on friendships

6/26/2017
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Amy Alkon's HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Tonight’s show is on why friendships matter more now than ever, the ways friends can make us better people, and how to have more satisfying friendships and ditch the dark ones. My guest is Carlin Flora, the fantastic editor I worked with at Psychology Today, and her book is Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are. Flora is one of the few non-scientists to appear on...

Duration: 01:00:07


Listening as the key to communicating, with Dr. Mark Goulston

6/19/2017
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Amy Alkon's HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. My guest is psychiatrist and business coach Dr. Mark Goulston, author of "Just Listen," which is not only about listening but about how to get through to absolutely anyone. On this show, he explains why listening is the key to persuading and where we fail as listeners, and he lays out concrete advice on the things we need to do to be better listeners and persuaders. Join me and all my...

Duration: 00:17:05


Depression: An Evolutionary Understanding, by Dr. Jonathan Rottenberg

6/12/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:02:58


Escaping The Mistake-Making Loop, with Dr. Carol Tavris

6/5/2017
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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: 01:02:15


Cooperate vs. Compete: Dr. Adam Galinsky on the nuances of competitive success

5/29/2017
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Amy Alkon HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Noted social scientist Dr. Adam Galinsky takes on the long-running debate about whether it's best to be self-interested or other-interested--a question Galinsky says misses the mark. Delving into recent research, Galinsky explains why maximizing our potential for success takes doing both -- sometimes cooperating, sometimes competing (and sometimes doing a little of each). He'll also offer...

Duration: 00:32:54


Science Meets Ancient Chinese Philosophy, with Dr. Edward Slingerland

5/22/2017
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Amy Alkon 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: 01:02:24


Twin Science: Twins researcher Nancy Segal busts the myths about twins

5/15/2017
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. = Join us tonight as twins researcher Dr. Nancy Segal tells fascinating stories about twins and explains what her research on twins has to tell us about how we come to be the people we are. Some of the questions she'll answer: •How much do our genes determine who we are? •Can we shift our environment to make the best of the genes we have? •Where do our personalities come from?...

Duration: 01:03:13


The Low-Carb, High-Fat Slimdown with Dietary Researcher Dr. Jeff Volek

5/8/2017
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Dietary researcher Dr. Jeff Volek lays out the science behind why you should declare your independence from dietary carbohydrates -- sugar, flour, starchy vegetables like potatoes, apple juice -- that cause the insulin secretion that puts on fat. Not only that, he explains why eating enough fat -- the right kind of fat -- is essential to getting and staying healthy. Dr. Michael...

Duration: 01:06:05


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

5/1/2017
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. *This show won Third Place for best documentary radio in the June 26, 2015, Southern California Journalism awards, beating finalists from NPR powerhouse KCRW. 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...

Duration: 01:02:31


Defeat The Mean Girls With Science, with Amy Alkon & Dr. Jennifer Verdolin

4/24/2017
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HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon and Dr. Jennifer Verdolin. Science-based advice columnist and author Amy Alkon and animal behaviorist and author Dr. Jennifer Verdolin lay out science news you can use to solve your relationship problems or just improve your relationships and have a better life. Join us tonight for an enlightening show laying out the science on why Mean Girls are so mean, why "Lean In" is advice that can backfire on a woman, and how women can succeed in...

Duration: 00:40:12


Maria Konnikova: How to think like Sherlock Holmes

4/17/2017
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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. This is a fascinating show on the difference between seeing and actually observing, and many of the other habits and practices of Sherlock Holmes. Science writer and psychologist Dr. Maria Konnikova draws on 21st century neuroscience and psychology to show how we can employ Holmes’ thought processes to unlock our own capacities for...

Duration: 01:05:01


Flirt Science: Amy Alkon & Dr. Jennifer Verdolin on how to flirt like a master

4/10/2017
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HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon and Dr. Jennifer Verdolin. Science-based advice columnist and author Amy Alkon and animal behaviorist and author Dr. Jennifer Verdolin lay out science news you can use to solve your relationship problems or just improve your relationships and have a better life. Join us tonight for an enlightening show on flirting. It turns out that flirting is anything but frivolous. In fact, understanding the science of flirting and mastering the most...

Duration: 00:32:49

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