Hidden Potential, Nonpartisan Journalism, Beautiful Revenge
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 95
- Apr 22, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:26:55 mins
Discover Your Hidden Potential (17:38) Barbara Oakley, Ph.D., is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego; and Coursera’s inaugural “Innovation Instructor.” Her research involves bioengineering with a focus on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. People may feel like they’re at a disadvantage if they pursue a new field later in life, consequently falling into career ruts and feeling pigeon-holed into their career track. It’s easy to feel stuck or stagnant in life, and not know how to keep progressing. Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential by Barbara Oakley is solidly based on cutting edge science about how to change your brain to feel passion for learning something new and different—even things you thought you always disliked. Nonpartisan Journalism Future (1:04:13) Justin Buchler is a professor of Political Science at Case Western University. He studies elections, political parties, and Congress. He has written extensively on the nature of competitive elections and their place in a democracy. This past election cycle has caused many journalists to look at their profession to determine what the future of journalism is. Whenever a nonpartisan journalist fact checked the President, they chose to be labeled as part of the liberal media or to intentionally leave the fact unchecked. Did this past election cycle have any nonpartisan media coverage? Does nonpartisan journalism have a future in modern day politics? Justin Buchler shares his thoughts. Revenge Can Be Beautiful (1:54:18) Susan D. Boon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary. A social psychologist by training, she is passionate about the topic of personal relationships and has a particular fascination with their darker sides. “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” - Mahatma Gandhi. Today we’re discussing revenge, why do we seek it? Does revenge make us feel better? Susan Boon Ph.D. with some answers.