Elected Official Lies, Contagious Emotions, Immune System
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1348
- Nov 15, 2017 5:00 pm
- 2:24:59 mins
Is it a problem when elected officials lie? Allison Mueller, Ph.D., Candidate from the University of Illinois at Chicago. What do you do when you know your children lie to you? How about if a politician lies to you? Do we hold them to the same standard? Allison Mueller conducted research into how and why political lying occurs. She explains how both sides are guilty but also explains how it reveals how "flexible" with the truth we may be comfortable with. Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions Lee Daniel Kravetz is a bestselling author. He has written for print and television, including The New York Times, Psychology Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, and PBS. In 2009, tragedy struck the town of Palo Alto: A student from the local high school had died by suicide by stepping in front of an oncoming train. A few weeks later, it happened again. And again. And again. In six months, the high school lost five students to suicide at those train tracks. Author Lee Kravetz’s purpose in writing his new book “Strange Contagion” was to explain how it was possible that a suicide cluster could develop in a community of concerned, aware, and hyper-vigilant adults. The answer is what Kravetz calls a “strange contagion:” a perfect storm of highly common social viruses that, combined, can form unconscious mirroring motivations triggered by our environment. Makena Bauss - Thanksgiving Politics Thanksgiving with family can be tough as relatives sit down to eat and put aside any disagreements. The current state of politics may make this holiday feast more awkward. Producer Makena Bauss shares the upside of this potentially uncomfortable family meal. Tips for a Healthy Immune System Karen Mangum is a licensed, registered dietitian, seasoned recipe developer, food blogger, and nutrition consultant. She is the author and producer of Inside Karen’s Kitchen, a healthy food blog, where she shares recipes that nourish and heal along with insightful nutrition musings which attempt to sort fact from fiction. Karen is married to Michael and the mother of five almost grown children, including BYU football’s starting quarterback, Tanner Mangum. Karen Mangum shares 5 tips for a healthy immune system.