School Challenges, Heroes and U.S. Politics, Male Crying
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1285
- Sep 2, 2017 4:00 pm
- 2:23:00 mins
School Challenges (18:59) Daphna Oyserman is a professor of psychology at the University of Southern California. Have you ever lacked the motivation to go to the gym, go to work, or clean your house? At some point, everybody experiences a lack of motivation. It’s not only important to have motivation to do simple tasks or chores daily, but also because motivation can be a predictor of educational and professional accomplishment. Daphna Oyserman shares about how challenges affect our motivation. Heroes and American Politics (1:03:47) Bruce Peabody is a professor of Political Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in Madison, New Jersey. Krista Jenkins is a professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she is also the director of FDU’s survey research center, PublicMind. Who are your heroes? Depending on who you ask, the answer can be very different. Children might look up to parents or even movie superheroes. If you ask and someone off the streets or a politician, they might answer with a friend or a colleague. Professors Bruce Peabody and Krista Jenkins are co-authors of Where Have All the Heroes Gone? The Changing Nature of American Valor. They talk about American Heroism and how it is viewed in politics and society in general. What If He Cries? (1:53:48) Rick Belden is a respected explorer and chronicler of the psychology and inner lives of men. He has been writing for most of his life and has been using creative expression, dreamwork, personal mythology, and listening to the body as tools for self-healing since 1989. He is the author of Iron Man Family Outing: Poems about Transition into a More Conscious Manhood which is used by therapists, counselors, and men's groups as an aid in the exploration of masculine psychology and men's issues, and as a resource for men who grew up in dysfunctional, abusive, or neglectful family systems. Men often keep the depth and complexity of their inner lives fairly hidden. They do this so well that it is commonly assumed by many that men are cool and calculated beings with little complexity of emotions, especially in comparison to women. But nothing could be farther from the truth, and many men, no matter how protective they may be of what lies hidden within them, are starving for some sort of safe harbor in their lives. Rick Belden discusses men's emotions and the importance of being able to express those emotions.