Family & Lifestyle

Unemployment and Personality, ISIS, Pornography Reality

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Mar 21, 2015 1:00 pm

Unemployment and Personality Change  Dr. Christopher Boyce is a Research Fellow from the Behavioral Science Center at Stirling Management School in Scotland. He views himself as a “Wellbeing researcher” as he uses ideas from psychology and economics to understand life events like promotions at work, income changes or unemployment and how they might influence our level of happiness. Dr. Boyce discuss his research in to long term unemployment and how it can change the personality of the individual. He also shares some ideas on how we as a society can help to mitigate the adverse psychological effects of unemployment.  ISIS as a “Brand”  Jeff Bagley Creative Director for University of Utah Marketing joins Dr. Matt Townsend to talk about the marketing techniques of ISIS and how they are using multi-media to attract followers. Jeff talks about why a terrorist group could be attractive to a young person and how tough it is to disrupt an established “brand.”  Pornography: Realities and Effects  Dr. Brian Willoughby is an Assistant Professor in BYU’s College of Family, Home and Social Sciences. Dr. Willoughby studies how attitudes, values, behaviors, and other factors in young adulthood influence pathways into marriage and cohabitation and how these different trajectories change relational outcomes.  Today Dr Matt and Dr. Willoughby talk about the realities and effect pornography has on children and teenagers.