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Bitcoins, Better Decision Making, Teen Eating Habits, Friends

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Mar 3, 2015
  • 02:19:08

Evolution of Bitcoin (10:27)  Trace Mayer is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, blogger, and podcaster dealing with Bitcoin. Bitcoin is an alternative currency that is being used to make purchases online outside of the established banking system. Mayer talks about the origins of Bitcoin and how is has evolved and the the future holds for the crypto-currency.   How to Make Decisions Better (57:03)  Art Markman, Ph.D., is Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Markman joins the show today to talk about how conflicting goals can make you a better decision maker.  What Teen Brains Tell Us About Weight Loss (1:20:44)  Dr. Chad Jensen from the Department of Psychology at BYU took part in a study of teen eating habits and motivation. Using brain scans the researchers may have found a key to weight loss.  Making Friends as an Adult (1:44:43)  Denise Cummins, Ph.D., has authored over 40 scholarly publications on reasoning and decision-making from evolutionary, comparative, and developmental perspectives, and serves as a reviewer for distinguished scientific and philosophical journals. Today she joins Matt to discuss why it is difficult for adults to make new friends. Show More...

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