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Voices in the Family

WHYY

Thoughtful discussions dealing with the many aspects of personality, psychology, and inter-personal relationships. Dan Gottlieb Ph.D, host of Voices in the Family, is a family therapist in private practice. He is a nationally recognized lecturer in the field of mental health, and a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Thoughtful discussions dealing with the many aspects of personality, psychology, and inter-personal relationships. Dan Gottlieb Ph.D, host of Voices in the Family, is a family therapist in private practice. He is a nationally recognized lecturer in the field of mental health, and a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Philadelphia, PA

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WHYY

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Thoughtful discussions dealing with the many aspects of personality, psychology, and inter-personal relationships. Dan Gottlieb Ph.D, host of Voices in the Family, is a family therapist in private practice. He is a nationally recognized lecturer in the field of mental health, and a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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English


Episodes

Hope, Hopelessness, and Healing

1/19/2018
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When faced with a degenerative disease or life threatening illness, might hopelessness improve the quality of our lives? On this Voices in the Family special, Dr. Dan Gottlieb explores healing through two channels: hope and hopelessness. Diane Difulvio is a native Philadelphian who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1984, but didn’t let M.S. get the best of her. Dr. John Hansen-Flaschen is a Pulmonologist and Critical Care Physician at the University of Pennsylvania and counsels...

Duration: 00:51:06


The importance of thinking critically

12/22/2017
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How intelligent a person is can predict many things in terms of their quality of life: success, money, or power. But researchers say we should pay more attention to another cognitive ability: critical thinking. The lack of critical thinking often leads to smart people making bad decisions. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the importance of critical thinking.

Duration: 00:03:37


Meeting Holiday Conflict Head-On

12/18/2017
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A lot of people dread conversations around the table during the holidays. We try to avoid hot-button topics like politics, and maybe ignore comments or statements we find offensive. But is that the right way to go? In their weekly conversation, psychologist Dan Gottlieb tells Maiken Scott that it’s best to speak up.

Duration: 00:03:42


How to Discuss Obesity with Children

12/12/2017
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One third of American children are overweight or obese, so weight is a topic that comes up in doctors offices a lot. In a new research paper, The American Academy of Pediatrics cautions healthcare providers to be careful with how they talk about weight issues with kids. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings.

Duration: 00:03:17


Does meditation really help inmates?

12/4/2017
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Mindfulness meditation helps many people deal with stress, and other mental health issues. But when researchers tried mindfulness with prisoners, they had mixed results and some negative impact. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings.

Duration: 00:03:29


Turkey, Stuffing, and Feelings of Inadequacy

11/27/2017
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Are you checking out all of your friends’ amazing Thanksgiving pictures on social media? And does it look like everybody had a better time, a nicer meal, and a more beautiful home than you? Comparing ourselves to others can really make us feel bad… In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss why we do it anyway.

Duration: 00:03:27


Time Flies When You’re Eating Turkey

11/20/2017
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It’s Thanksgiving week. You’re probably thinking about all of the work you need to get done before Thursday… The shopping that needs to be taken care of, or when you should best get on the road if you’re traveling..And maybe you are wondering how it’s possible that it’s already the end of November! In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss why it so often feels like time is rushing by – and what we can do about it.

Duration: 00:03:01


Pursuing Happiness

11/16/2017
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Happiness is more than the feeling you get after eating a delicious meal. But what is happiness? On this Voices in the Family special, Dr. Dan Gottlieb explores this question and seeks to understand how one might find more happiness. Dr. June Gruber, a psychology professor at the University of Colorado – Boulder, discusses how too much happiness can lead to adverse mental health, and Dr. Dacher Keltner, a professor at UC Berkeley, describes how feelings of awe and daily practices of...

Duration: 00:51:03


Are relationships the key to a longer, happier life?

11/6/2017
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A Harvard research study spanning 80 years that looked into the life and health trajectories of well over a thousand people offers some interesting lessons on what really matters. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings.

Duration: 00:03:21


Don’t keep hanging on the telephone

10/23/2017
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There’s a new study on romantic relationships titled “My life has become a major distraction from my cell phone.” And it finds – perhaps not surprisingly – that looking at your phone a lot while in the presence of your partner leads to a serious decline in your romantic relationship. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings.

Duration: 00:03:02


The Cost of Care

10/6/2017
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As the population ages, more and more people want to stay in their own home as opposed to transitioning to a nursing home facility. There is a great need for professional home care workers— it’s one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. But there are a few problems. First, home care is very expensive. The second problem is that home aids and nurses are oftentimes undervalued and underpaid. Joining us for this Voices in the Family special are Joan Doyle, Executive...

Duration: 00:51:02


An unlikely ally in the fight against depression

10/2/2017
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Research points to a weapon in the fight against depression that may sound counterintuitive: Sleep deprivation.

Duration: 00:03:30


Magnets! How do they work (for people with anxiety)?

9/25/2017
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A combination of older and newer treatments had the best results for patients in a recent study on anxiety. Researchers at a German university tested the effectiveness of different approaches to help people who had a debilitating fear of heights.

Duration: 00:03:42


The silence surrounding postpartum depression

9/11/2017
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Many women who have post-partum depression don't talk about their condition - and don't ask for help. That's according to new research.

Duration: 00:03:57


Emotional Support for In Vitro Patients

9/5/2017
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About one in eight couples have trouble getting pregnant - and many end up pursuing fertility treatments. The process can be emotionally exhausting – or even traumatizing.

Duration: 00:04:06


Find the positive in feeling negative

8/22/2017
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When you're feeling grumpy, or irritated, or sad - the best remedy might be to embrace those negative feelings - that's according to new research. In their weekly conversation, WHYY's Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings.

Duration: 00:03:39


Are obese people treated differently at the doctor’s office?

8/14/2017
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Being judged for your weight in a doctor's office can have serious side effects. That's according to a new review of research on the treatment of obese people in medical settings.

Duration: 00:03:16


Can meditation ease chronic pain?

8/7/2017
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With the country in the midst of an addiction crisis, health care providers are looking for new ways to treat their patients' pain without prescribing heavy-duty opioids. That's especially true for patients with chronic pain.

Duration: 00:03:21


How to support cancer patients

7/31/2017
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When a friend, a neighbor or co-worker is dealing with cancer - most of us want to chime in - with messages of support, or empathy. But what we end up saying sometimes isn’t very helpful

Duration: 00:03:26


The Pain of it All

7/24/2017
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At some point or another we all confront some sort of pain. Pain is necessary. We need it to alert us that something is wrong, but when acute pain turns to chronic pain, everything changes. So we need the pain, but not so much of it. That’s the territory Dr Dan Gottlieb explores in this Voices in the Family special.

Duration: 00:51:28

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