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Triumph of Faith, Redshirting Kids, Overcoming Shyness

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Jan 13, 2016
  • 02:19:42

Triumph of Faith (15:09) Dr. Rodney Stark, a leading expert and sociologists of religion, explores the myth of religious decline in his book, The Triumph of Faith: Why the World is More Religious Than Ever. Dr. Stark claims, “Contrary to the constant predictions that religion is doomed, there is abundant evidence of an ongoing worldwide religious awakening.” Dr. Stark joins us today to discuss his research in religious growth and what it means for the future. Impact of Religion (38:04) Dr. Matt Townsend shares some insight and facts about what participating in religion does for our health and happiness including lowering of blood pressure and improved dietary choices Redshirting Your Kindergartener (1:01:36) Lori Day is an educational psychologist and consultant with Lori Day Consulting. She has worked in education for over 25 years. She has blogged on the topics of parenting, education, gender, media, and culture. Some parents have been “redshirting” or holding their kids back so they don’t start school until they are 6 possibly giving them an advantage. Lori Day joins the show to explain the pros and cons of redshirting you kindergartener. Overcoming Shyness (1:48:03) Dr. Larry Nelson is a professor in the Department of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He received a doctorate degree from the University of Maryland and is affiliated with many societies including the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood and the Society for Research on Adolescence. Dr. Larry Nelson discusses how shyness affects adolescents and young adults as they transition into adulthood. Show More...

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