The Brian Lehrer Show

Sick Leave Deal; Summer Camp Intel; Memory

Friday, March 29, 2013

There's a new paid sick leave deal in the NYC City Council. What's in it? What got left out? Plus: Psychologist Charles Fernyhough talks about his new book Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts; get your questions answered about sending your kids to summer camp; and the phones will be open for those high school seniors who will be the first in their families to go to college.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Stress, Part 2

Friday, December 21, 2012

For this week’s Please Explain we're picking up where last week's left off. We'll find out why stress can take a toll on our mental and physical health and find out how to reduce stress in our lives and cope with it better. We're joined again by Dr. Drew Ramsey, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and co-author of The Happiness Diet,  and  Dr. Rajita Sinha, director of the Yale Stress Center, and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Child Study at Yale University School of Medicine.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Optimism Brain Training

Friday, June 22, 2012

Can optimism be taught? Elaine Fox, fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, director of the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Essex, and author of Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain: How to Retrain Your Brain to Overcome Pessimism and Achieve a More Positive Outlook, says neuroscience shows that it can, and why it matters.

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The Takeaway

Our Personalities, Our Selves

Monday, February 21, 2011

In America, we’re told from the time we’re born that there’s no one else like us in the world, and that our unique personalities really and truly are one of a kind. But is this really true? And if so, how did our personalities get the way they are? Is there any way to change our personalities to make our lives easier?

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