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Advice Goddess Radio: Amy Alkon

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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

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


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

11/27/2017
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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: 01:04:32


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

11/20/2017
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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: 01:03:45


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

11/13/2017
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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: 01:03:32


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

11/6/2017
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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: 01:02:19


"Mindful Anger" with Dr. Andrea Brandt

10/30/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:59:58


Death by food pyramid: Denise Minger on how to eat a science-based diet

10/23/2017
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science (and, occasionally, dietary science). How did so many of us get so fat and unhealthy? Well, it started when our government advised us to eat a high-carb, low-fat diet -- a diet that actually makes us fat and unhealthy. News reports distorting scientific findings and reporters unable to tell solid science from the shoddy kind are another problem — leaving most of us pretty...

Duration: 01:03:54


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

10/16/2017
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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: 01:01:49


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

10/9/2017
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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: 00:32:36


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

10/2/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:01:53


Intuition: The science of behavioral "tells," with Dr. Matthew Hertenstein

9/25/2017
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Amy Alkon's HumanLab -- The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Tonight’s show draws on scientific research to reveal some surprising ways we use tiny bits of behavior and mannerisms to correctly predict others' intentions and actions. It will also lay out areas that the research finds we are not so good in making predictions, like in discerning whether others are lying. You'll learn the few signs that actually do suggest that somebody is lying as...

Duration: 01:01:20


Depression: An Evolutionary Understanding, by Dr. Jonathan Rottenberg

9/18/2017
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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: 01:02:51


The Upside Of "Dark Side" Emotions with Dr. Todd Kashdan

9/11/2017
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. This is a show on how the negative can be positive -- on how we actually need the emotions that make us uncomfortable. They make us whole, balancing the "positive" emotions. Dr. Todd Kashdan will lay out the science on how anger, anxiety, and other "negative" feelings can actually be motivating, illuminating, and helpful -- giving us our best shot at success and fulfillment....

Duration: 01:03:42


Wheat Belly No More: Cardiologist Dr. William Davis

9/4/2017
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Welcome to Amy Alkon's HumanLab: The Science Between Us, a weekly show with the luminaries of behavioral science. Wheat is murder. Or, if not murder, a form of slow suicide. My guest, cardiologist Dr. William Davis, busts the widely believed myths about "healthy whole grains," the notion that bread "is the staff of life" (it's actually the staff of diabetes and many other ailments), and more. Dr. Davis' New York Times best-selling book: Wheat Belly. Listen to tonight's show live at this...

Duration: 01:06:45


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


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

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