Career Choice, Are Pets Good For You?, How to Date Better
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 7, Episode 121
- May 21, 2018 4:00 pm
- 2:16:53 mins
Overconfidence and Career Choice (12:05) Dr. Jonathan Schulz is a research fellow in experimental economics at Yale studying cross-cultural differences in human behavior. As a child you may have known exactly what you wanted to be when you grew up. Options ranged from firefighter to doctor to artist. Then you hit college and real life settles in. You eventually choose a career, but how confident were you in your career choice? With statistics indicating that only 27% of college graduates get a job related to their major, it’s easy to be uncertain. Our guest today is Dr. Schulz recently conducted a study looking at overconfidence in career choice. Are Pets Really Good For You? (59:31) Harold Herzog, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology from Western Carolina University. Did you have a pet growing up? Do you have one now? Calvin and Hobbes, 101 Dalmatians, even The Fox and the Hound, are evidence of humans' fascination with animals and our pets. Some would say that we’ve only anthropomorphized our pets, others would say that these animals have real bonds with their owners, and even souls. Dr. Herzog is the author of the book, “Some We Love, Some We Hate, and Some We Eat: Why it’s so Hard to Think Straight About Animals”. He explains the history of pet ownership and how not all people are "pet people." How to Date Better (1:41:27) Brian Willoughby, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. Dr. Willoughby is also the Director of the RELATE Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to studying and improving romantic relationships. Dr. Willoughby's research focuses on young adult dating and relationship patterns. Dr. Willoughby's specific expertise areas include dating, sexuality, cohabitation, marriage formation, and marital attitudes/beliefs. Dr. Willoughby gives his ideas and research on dating and relationships.