American Culture Shame, Learn Better, Celebrate Your Relationship

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1378

  • Dec 20, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 2:23:46 mins

Does American culture shame too much (21:06) Peter N. Stearns, Ph.D., is a University Professor of History at George Mason University. Professor Stearns has written widely on world and emotions history. His most recent book is Shame: A Brief History. There has been a lot of study about the use of shame in our homes, in society, and in politics.  But what is the history of shame in America and how is it implemented today? Professor Peter explains the history of shame in the United States.  Learn Better (1:08:56) Ulrich Boser is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress who writes and researches education issues. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired. Our ability to learn is one of the most important skills that we can develop in life. We are constantly learning, and our success in life is often dependent on how well we are able to do it. However, it turns out that we are surrounded by false beliefs and teachings about what it means to learn and how to learn most effectively. Ulrich Boser, whose new book, Learn Better, maps out the science of learning, destroying a number of myths along the way.    Makena Bauss - Better Gift Giving (1:31:52) The giving of gifts can be perplexing. Finding that perfect gift can be tough and knowing what someone else would want can be challenging. Producer Makena Bauss shares some ideas on how to be a little bit better at giving gifts.  Do You Celebrate Your Relationship (1:56:38) Brian Willoughby, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. Dr. Willoughby's research focuses on young adult dating and relationship patterns. Dr. Willoughby is the co-author of the book "The Marriage Paradox" Dr. Willoughby discusses how we should celebrate our relationships.

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