Articles by WHYY Voices in the Family

Peace psychology: Conversations

The journal American Psychologist has published a special issue on peace psychology. A broad range of articles point out how the science of psychology plays a vital role in the promotion of peace. Dan Gottlieb hears from three authors who contributed ... [Read more...]


When we hear the word wisdom, most of of think of the qualities of reflection, compassion, and cognition. We think of a type of knowledge that is gained through a lifetime of experience, but does everyone necessarily gain that knowledge? Dr. Dan Gottli... [Read more...]


Feedback for how we and what we are doing is everywhere. It can be direct, or indirect. It can be verbal, or non-verbal. It can come from not only the outside world, but also from inside ourselves. On this Voices in the Family, Dr. Dan Gottlieb speaks ... [Read more...]

The inner critic

Each of us knows that negative inner voice - the one that tells us we can't do something new, we can't get that promotion at work-that we're just not good enough. So who is this inner critic, how did it get there, and how do we confront it? [Read more...]