Climate Change, Stress-Proof Brain, Ordinary Economy
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 126
- May 29, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:25:12 mins
Climate Change Across the Aisle (17:06) Thomas Bateman is a Professor of Management at the University of Virginia. Professor Bateman specializes in organizational behavior. He conducts research on leadership, problem-solving, motivation, decision making, personality, stress, and managerial goals. Current research projects focus on behavior and decision making in the domain of climate change. For all the hot air expended on the subject, we still don’t know how to talk about climate change. Thomas Bateman discusses how to talk climate change across the aisle. The Stress-Proof Brain (1:06:39) Dr. Melanie Greenberg is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, and EMDR Practitioner trained for Trauma, Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness. She is the author of the book “The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity. She is also a media expert on relationships and stress. Let’s face it- modern times are stressful. Between the mad dash to meetings, the dreaded daily commute, tragedy in the news, and the constant need to do and have more, you may be feeling wound up, irritable, and out of balance. Unfortunately, you can’t always avoid the things that stress you out. But you can control how you respond to stress before it takes over your life. Dr. Melanie Greenberg talks with us about a breakthrough process that will help us put a stop to some of our unhealthy stress responses. Return of the Ordinary Economy (1:53:14) Marc Levinson is an economist and historian who lives in Washington, DC. He was formerly finance and economics editor of The Economist magazine in London, worked as an economist for a New York bank, and was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. “Make America Great Again” was the war cry of President Donald Trump. This phrase is often associated with America’s dipping economy. Marc Levinson shares in his book, An Extraordinary Time: The end of the Postwar Boom and the Return of the Ordinary Economy, how this dipping economy might not be reversible. Marc Marc Levinson shares some of his insights.