Voices in the Family

WHYY

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

Location:

Philadelphia, PA

Networks:

WHYY

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

The Value of Neighborhood Connections

1/27/2023
Your neighborhood affects your quality of life in many ways – whether you feel safe, comfortable, or have access to healthy food or green spaces. But – it goes beyond that. Rutgers researchers have found that the connections we have with our neighbors really matter.In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the findings:

Duration:00:04:22

Coping With Toxic Shame

1/9/2023
A lot of people carry shame – about who they are, things they’ve done – or failed to do. And when that shame becomes overwhelming, therapists refer to it as “toxic shame.” What are the roots of that kind of deep shame – and how can people get over it? In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb explore this issue.

Duration:00:04:30

Helping People Overcome Anxiety

1/6/2023
Levels of anxiety are way up among adults and children – and many people cope by avoiding activities and things they are afraid of. An approach called “exposure therapy” has long shown promise in helping people with anxiety – and it’s coming into play more these days. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss how it works.

Duration:00:04:24

Is doing for others good for you?

8/12/2022
Acting in selfless ways – helping others – can make people feel like they have more control over their lives and can reduce feelings of despair. That’s according to new research. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the implications.

Duration:00:04:37

Rebuilding Trust in Medicine

5/4/2022
A new initiative headed by the American Board of Internal Medicine aims to re-build trust in healthcare organizations across different dimensions

Duration:00:04:07

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

3/11/2022
Do you ever feel like you're just not good enough at your job - that any moment, you could make a huge mistake, and everyone would realize that you're a fraud?

Duration:00:04:11

Helping kids and teens with mental health issues

1/10/2022
In their weekly conversation, psychologist Dan Gottlieb and WHYY's Maiken Scott discuss what families can do to help kids navigate these difficult times.

Duration:00:04:10

Could Pain Reprocessing Therapy play a role in treating chronic pain?

10/18/2021
A targeted psychotherapy approach shows promising results in treating chronic back pain, and potentially other forms of chronic pain. The approach was studied at the University of Colorado, Boulder. “For a long time, we have thought that chronic pain is due primarily to problems in the body, and most treatments to date have targeted that,” said lead author Yoni Ashar, who conducted the study. “This treatment is based on the premise that the brain can generate pain in the absence of injury...

Duration:00:04:32

What to do when it feels like your life is on hold

8/23/2021
This prolonged period of living with uncertainty has put many people into a state of limbo, feeling like they are languishing.

Duration:00:04:16

How to prepare for an unpleasant experience

5/3/2021
When you have a health issue that requires surgery and a prolonged recovery period, you can feel a lot of anxiety and dread. How will you get through this time?

Duration:00:04:44

Looking for lessons from the pandemic

4/12/2021
We tend to look for silver linings - even during this difficult past year with the pandemic. What will we learn or take away from this time?

Duration:00:04:19

Coping with new waves of anxiety

3/30/2021
Many people continue to feel a lot of anxiety because of the pandemic. What is safe or not safe once somebody is vaccinated?

Duration:00:04:14

The Power of Human Touch

3/1/2021
Human touch is important for our well-being and health, but with the pandemic, lots of people are experiencing much less of it.

Duration:00:04:34

Does a positive outlook positively affect memory?

11/30/2020
A new study finds that people who are cheerful and content, what psychologists call "positive affect," are less likely to experience memory decline as they age.

Duration:00:04:56

Understanding the emotional impact of rejection

10/12/2020
Being rejected hurts, not being accepted into a group, being turned down for a date, or being ditched by a friend.

Duration:00:04:29

Feeling guilty for feeling happy?

9/14/2020
A lot of people feel overwhelmed by the news lately. The pandemic continues, the political landscape is polarized, wildfires rage on the West Coast. This kind of upsetting information can leave people feeling conflicted if they are otherwise having a good day. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss these feelings, and how we can handle them.

Duration:00:04:41

Calming Parents’ Anxiety

8/19/2020
The beginning of the school year is coming into very sharp focus for many families - and it's a time of high anxiety that can be tough to navigate.

Duration:00:04:48

Healthcare workers feel the mental health toll of the pandemic

6/29/2020
Healthcare workers have witnessed so much suffering and tragedy, worked long hours, dealt with PPE shortages, and feared for their own safety.

Duration:00:04:24

Too much togetherness can be challenging for couples

6/11/2020
Do you remember that old Turtles song that goes “you and me, and me and you”?? That sounds great when you’re newly in love, but during a pandemic all this togetherness can become very difficult to manage! Especially when you add all of this stress. How is this impacting relationships? In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss.

Duration:00:04:19

Talking about critical care and death with loved ones

6/9/2020
A recent editorial in the New York Times urges families to have “the talk” – that is, the end of life talk. If you were critically ill, what would you want, what are your wishes? It’s a conversation that makes us uncomfortable, and we tend to avoid it. In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss how families can get started.

Duration:00:03:58