Radio Show

Dr. Dan Gottlieb hosts Voices in the Family on WHYY FM in Philadelphia. Beginning in January 2016, the show will be heard six times a year. During the week, Dan has a weekly Monday morning conversation with WHYY’s Maiken Scott, which are crossposted here as well. You can also visit Dr. Dan’s page on the WHYY website.

Cultivating joy in children

Kids tend to be overscheduled and stressed out these days, and a slew of new parenting articles and books talks about the importance of cultivating joy in children. In their [Read more...]

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Attitudes Towards Aging

Having a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations – according to a new study. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s behavioral health reporter Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings. Image: daveynin [Read more...]

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Slowing Down

We have about six weeks until Labor Day – so how has your summer been so far? Have you been able to fit in all of the fun and relaxing you have been wanting to do? Been to the beach yet? Or, has it been mostly work, and rushing around – business as usual? In […] [Read more...]

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Attention Deficit Disorder and Education

Attention Deficit Disorder has certainly faded from the headlines a bit in recent years, but it still affects millions of people - and new research finds that when attention problems begin early in childhood, it has a big effect on education and outcomes. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s behavioral health reporter Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings. [Read more...]

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Your Brain on Politics

Dr. Dan gathered together academics Kathleen Hall and David Redlawsk and clinician Lisa J. Cohen for a non-partisan discussion of the psychological and emotional issues behind politics– what happens in our brains as we are bombarded with conflicting and often angry perspectives? What goes in to our decision-making process about the candidates? And how do […] [Read more...]

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On Being Raped

A new book deals candidly with a very difficult topic. For decades, history professor Raymond Douglas kept a terrible secret. As a young man, he was brutally beaten and raped [Read more...]

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Awe

New research from the University of Pennsylvania explores how awe changes people’s outlook on life – and the study subjects were astronauts! But psychologist Dan Gottlieb [Read more...]

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