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The Takeaway

Nation's Top Psychological Group Aided CIA Torture

Friday, May 01, 2015

A new report finds that the American Psychological Association worked with the Bush Administration to justify its use of torture after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.

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Money Talking

A Second Chance to Fix a Bad First Impression

Thursday, April 30, 2015

If you've put your worst foot forward the first time you meet someone, all is not lost. When it's loathe at first site, there's still hope for a rebound.

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Money Talking

There's A Right Way To Play Office Politics

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Politics are inevitable at work. Put two people in a room together, and boom, it's gonna happen. And that's a good thing.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Malcolm Gladwell; Tsarnaev's Guilty Verdict; Elections in Ferguson

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Malcolm Gladwell on why the underdog sometimes has the upper hand; Tsarnaev's guilty verdict; Ferguson's city council elections; and a doctor reflects on his first year in medicine.

The Takeaway

Surprise! Why the Unexpected Feels Good, and Why It's Good For Us

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Surprise! A surprisoligist explains why it feels good when the unexpected is sprung on us, and why surprise is actually good for us. 

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The Takeaway

Some Prefer Their Run with a Side of Barbed Wire and Electrocution

Friday, March 20, 2015

Last year, an estimated 4 million people participated in races like the Tough Mudder, which combines running with electric shocks and mud crawls. What's the draw, exactly?

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The Takeaway

Building The Next Generation of Female Leaders

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

As the next generation of female business leaders emerge, there needs to be models other than the traditional "renegade" and "pioneer." 

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The Sporkful

This Is Your Brain On Cheesesteak

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sporkful host Dan Pashman feasts on Philly's most iconic foods, then brings samples to a scientist to find out what makes greasy treats like cheesesteak and scrapple so irresistible.

The Takeaway

If the Digits Are Random, the Price Is Right

Thursday, February 12, 2015

For most people, ten bucks sounds prohibitively steep for a bottle of artisanal olive oil. But at $12.67, you're more likely to buy it. Here's how marketers are working us.

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WNYC News

When Your Cancer Doctor Gives You ‘12 Months to Live,’ Here’s What That Really Means

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A prognosis is not an absolute number. Now doctors are acknowledging just how uncertain the course of an illness can be.

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Specials

Invisibilia: The Power Of Categories

Friday, February 06, 2015

How categories define us—and how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another—is the subject of this episode of Invisibilia.

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Specials

Invisibilia: Entanglement

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Explore the ways in which all of us are connected – more literally than you might realize -- in the next episode of Invisibilia.

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New Tech City

What 95 Minutes of Phone Time a Day Does to Us

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Prepare for our week of Bored and Brilliant challenges with a peek at the data we're gathering on how much you use your phones and the science behind why it matters for your brain.

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Specials

Invisibilia: How To Become Batman

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Learn about the surprising effects that your expectations can have on the people around you in the next episode of Invisibilia.

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Specials

Invisibilia: Fearless

Friday, January 16, 2015

What would happen if you could make fear disappear? A group of scientists believe that people no longer need fear — at least not the kind we live with — to navigate the modern world.

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Radiolab

Radiolab Presents: Invisibilia

Friday, January 09, 2015

The lines between boy and girl can be blurry but NPR's Invisibilia introduces us to someone with a very new idea of how blurry they can be.
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Specials

Invisibilia: The Secret History Of Thoughts

Friday, January 09, 2015

Invisibilia is a new series about the unseen forces that control human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs and assumptions. Hear it Sunday nights on WNYC for the next six weeks.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Adolescence Is Like Driving a Sports Car with Bad Brakes

Friday, November 28, 2014

The teenage brain is like a car with a "great accelerator but bad brakes," says psychologist Dr. Laurence Steinberg, and we need to change the way we teach and parent teens.

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Specials

On Being: The Science Of Healing Places

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In this special, immunologist Esther Sternberg talks about new scientific research proving that good design can aid in our healing processes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Optimism Can Make You Unhappy

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Professor of psychology at New York University says her research shows that roadblocks can lead to success, while seeing the glass as half-full can be de-motivating.

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