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Spirituality and Science, Body Obsession, Trim Holiday Tradition

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Dec 14, 2017
  • 02:25:24

Spirituality and Science (22:33) Anthony Jack, Ph.D.,  is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Case Western Reserve University College of Arts and Sciences. He co-authored the recent study: “Why Do You Believe in God? Relationships Between Religious Belief, Analytic Thinking, Mentalizing and Moral Concern”. Scientific and Spiritual approaches can often collide head to head. It is possible, that the conflict between the two is actually rooted in our brains. He shares his the results of the resent study Body Perfection or Body Obsession? (1:10:38) Lindsay Kite, Ph.D., is co-director of the nonprofit Beauty Redefined along with her identical twin sister, Lexie Kite. She is a scholar and advocate of positive body image and body image resilience. She holds a master’s and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Utah, specializing in the study of media representation of women and female body image.  Many women today don’t like what they see when they look in the mirror. Self-objectification happens when women view themselves from an outside perspective and see only the flaws. In fact, studies show that self-objectification can even negatively affect someone’s mental and physical abilities. Lindsay Kite, a founder of the non-profit organization Beauty Redefined, shares with us why body image needs to be redefined.  How to trim your holiday traditions (1:59:56) Brooke Romney is a freelance writer, speaker, and blogger.  You might be on your way to do some Christmas shopping right now or maybe finding time to bake 5 dozen cookies for your family party. Sometimes during the holidays, we want to smash in so many festivities that it makes us feel more stress than holiday cheer. Dr. Matt talks Brooke Romney join us today to discuss her article, “How To Trim Your Holiday Traditions.” Show More...

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