20 episodes

Thoughtful discussions dealing with the many aspects of personality, psychology, and inter-personal relationships.

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Thoughtful discussions dealing with the many aspects of personality, psychology, and inter-personal relationships.

    Does canceling others hurt our mental health?

    Does canceling others hurt our mental health?

    Many people say we live in a “cancel culture” – where we banish those who express unpopular opinions or behave in seemingly offensive ways. We cancel and delete each other on social media in a flash of anger. But this also happens in real life, where political opinions often get in the way of friendships and relationships.

    What does does this do to our mental health? In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and Dan Gottlieb discuss.

    • 4 min
    The mental health impact of being a veterinarian

    The mental health impact of being a veterinarian

    Working around pets and animals sounds like it should be fun and enjoyable. But new research finds that veterinarians and people who volunteer at animal shelters face particular stressors that can place them at risk for mental health problems.

    In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings.

    • 3 min
    What can FaceApp teach us about aging?

    What can FaceApp teach us about aging?

    Are your friends suddenly looking a LOT older – at least on social media? Lots of people had fun with an app that allows you to dramatically age yourself in a picture. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and Dan Gottlieb discuss this sudden obsession with looking older.

    • 3 min
    Therapy program proves successful for family caregivers

    Therapy program proves successful for family caregivers

    Caring for a loved one with dementia can be physically and emotionally exhausting – and cause serious health issues like depression and anxiety.

    A new British study evaluates a therapy intervention for caregivers, that helps them cope with the everyday challenges.

    The intervention was developed by University College London, and is called “The START” which stands for “strategies for relatives.”

    In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings.

    • 3 min
    Understanding the impact of losing a close friend

    Understanding the impact of losing a close friend

    Grieving for a close friend affects people more deeply than mental health professionals previously thought. A new study analyzed surveys of 9,500 Australians who had experienced the death of at least one close friend. Researchers found that people grieving a close friend suffered a significant decline in physical health, mental health, emotional stability and social life.

    In their weekly conversation, Dan Gottlieb and Maiken Scott discuss the findings.

    • 3 min
    Lessons from 50 years of doing therapy

    Lessons from 50 years of doing therapy

    Psychologist Dan Gottlieb has been a therapist for fifty years – he saw his first client in May of 1969.

    She was an older woman who had schizophrenia, and she told him he was useless after their first session. He agreed, and listened, and learned. They eventually became friends.

    He reflects on what he’s learned about his field, and about helping people, in his weekly conversation with WHYY’s Maiken Scott.

    • 3 min

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