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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Having Too Little Means So Much

Friday, November 07, 2014

How does living with less than we need—whether its money, time, or even friends - affect our personalities?

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On Being

Bessel van der Kolk — Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma [remix]

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety.

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On Being

[Unedited] Bessel van der Kolk with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research in trauma treatment, he shares what he's learning about how bodywork like yoga or eye movement therapy can restore a sense of goodness and safety.

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The Takeaway

You Don't Have Ebola. You're Not Going to Get It.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Yes, Ebola is scary. But despite the concerns and media coverage, it is still highly unlikely that the average person will be infected with Ebola.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Fear of Ebola, The Politics of Oil, And a New Play About Family and Faith

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Takeaway explores our irrational fears surrounding the Ebola virus, a fear of technology, and a new play about faith, family and politics.

The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Master Information Overload Using Neuroscience

Monday, October 13, 2014

A psychologist and neuroscientist explains how new research into attention and memory can help us navigate information overload.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Just Try and Resist These Marshmallows

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Imagine yourself as a child, staring at a plate of marshmallows. Would you have had the willpower not to eat them? The answer likely correlates with your SAT score.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Benefits of Self-Control and Viggo Mortensen

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Why willpower is important. Hossein Amini and Viggo Mortensen on “The Two Faces of January.” The novel We Are Not Ourselves. A close look at the the Ebola epidemic.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Adolescence Is a Minefield

Wednesday, September 24, 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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The Leonard Lopate Show

If We Know Climate Change Is Real, Why Don't More of Us Act to Stop It?

Monday, September 22, 2014

We know that the climate is changing. Why are we so good at ignoring it?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Long-Term Consequences of Short-Term Gratification

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The pursuit of short-term self-gratification, once seen as a sign of personal weakness, has become the default principle not only for individuals, but for many sectors of our society.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Absorbing Information and Focusing on the Here and Now

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A look at how we learn. Josh Charles talks about  “Bird People” and Joseph O’Neill talks about his novel, The Dog. And how short-term self-gratification has become a guiding principle.

The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Multi-Task and Better Manage Your Time at Home and at Work

Monday, August 18, 2014

A psychologist and neuroscientist explains how new research into attention and memory can help us navigate information overload.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Depressed Dogs, Anxious Cats

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Like humans, animals can become depressed and anxious and can suffer from disorders like OCD and PTSD, and many zoo animals are on anti-depressants.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why We Hang on to Too Much Stuff – and How to Stop

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure — and that can be a problem. The psychology behind why it’s hard (but often necessary) to let go of our excess things.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The World Around Us Shapes the Delusions Inside Us

Monday, July 21, 2014

On today’s show: Zelda la Grange grew up supporting the rules of apartheid in South Africa, but she later became one of Nelson Mandela’s most loyal and devoted aides. She tells us about working and traveling by Mandela’s side for almost two decades. Jonathan Demme, André Gregory, and Wallace Shawn discuss bringing their interpretation of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Master Builder” to the screen. We’ll investigate how interactions between the brain and the world around us can give rise to delusional thinking. Neuroscientist Nancy C. Andreasen looks into where creative genius comes from and why it’s so often accompanied by mental illness.

BackStory

First Person

Friday, July 18, 2014

With the American History Guys

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The Leonard Lopate Show

It Can Be Good to be Stubborn

Monday, June 23, 2014

Flexibility is usually seen as a virtue, but constitutional law professor Richard H. Weisberg makes the case for intransigence, stubbornness, and inflexibility.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What's Going on Inside the Toddler Brain

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A child psychologist explains why what happens between ages two and five shapes the kind of adults we become.

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On Being

Jonathan Haidt — The Psychology Behind Morality

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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