Psychology

All Sides Weekend: Soundtrack to Horror

Oct 27, 2017
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Just as horror films throughout history have had a lasting impact on the artform, the terrifying music from these flicks have also evolved and contributed to popular music as we know it today.

On today's All Sides Weekend, guest host Clare Roth explores why music is so essential to the production of horror films and how it affects our psyche.

Inside the Mind of Dogs

Oct 27, 2017

Today at 10am

Get to know your pet and best friend better by exploring recent scientific discoveries on the way dog's think. Dr. Gregory Berns joins us for a closer look at the interactions between humans and dogs.

Coming Out Later in Life

Sep 22, 2017
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Coming out is a difficult experience for anyone who has to do it, but it can be especially challenging for those who have been in the closet for decades. Many LGBTQ individuals feel pressure to adhere to established gender roles and experience difficulty letting go of a familiar lifestyle, especially when they've kept their sexual identity secret for so long.

This hour we talk with two authors who have written about living in the closet and coming out later in life.


When you feel like everyone around you is having more fun and spending more time with friends, it can make you feel bad about yourself — even if it's not true.

But according to Ashley Whillans, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School who studies how our view of the world affects our view of ourselves, this perception can challenge us to become more social and make more friends.

Coming Out Later in Life

May 5, 2017
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Ludovic Bertron / Flickr

Coming out is a difficult experience for anyone who has to do it, but it can be especially challenging for those who have been in the closet for decades. Many LGBTQ individuals feel pressure to adhere to established gender roles and experience difficulty letting go of a familiar lifestyle, especially when they've kept their sexual identity secret for so long. This hour we talk with two authors who have written about living in the closet and coming out later in life.

Coming Out Later in Life

Apr 24, 2017
rainbow flag
Ludovic Bertron / Flickr

Coming out is a difficult experience for anyone who has to do it, but it can be especially challenging for those who have been in the closet for decades. Many LGBTQ individuals feel pressure to adhere to established gender roles and experience difficulty letting go of a familiar lifestyle, especially when they've kept their sexual identity secret for so long. This hour we talk with two authors who have written about living in the closet and coming out later in life.

The Psychology of Con Artists and Their Victims

Sep 9, 2016
readersdigest.com

Today at 10am

People like to think they could spot a con artist, but these artists are often masters at disguising their true purposes. A successful con artist is an excellent deceiver who knows exactly how to read, and prey on, their victims. Coming up, learn more about the people who con and the people who get conned.

The Psychology of Con Artists and Their Victims

Feb 1, 2016
Penguin Random House

People like to think they could spot a con artist, but these artists are often masters at disguising their true purposes. A successful con artist is an excellent deceiver who knows exactly how to read, and prey on, their victims. Coming up, learn more about the people who con and the people who get conned.

Psychology and Religion

Dec 4, 2015
Mercer University Press

More than 4,000 religions exist today. But no matter how different some may seem, all are centered around 16 psychological needs deeply rooted in human nature. Whether you're religious or not, everyone has a spiritual personality. A new book, “The 16 Strivings for God: The New Psychology of Religious Experiences” explores those needs and the psychology behind them. 

Psychology and Religion

Nov 2, 2015
Mercer University Press

More than 4,000 religions exist today. But no matter how different some may seem, all are centered around 16 psychological needs deeply rooted in human nature. Whether you're religious or not, everyone has a spiritual personality. A new book, “The 16 Strivings for God: The New Psychology of Religious Experiences” explores those needs and the psychology behind them. 

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