Internet Science, Men and Therapy, Retiring Priests

Internet Science, Men and Therapy, Retiring Priests

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

  • Sep 6, 2016 4:00 pm
  • 1:39:07 mins

The Online Labor Market that Fuels Scientific Research Guest: David Rand, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Yale University There's vast online labor market with a strange name that PBS Newshour called, "The Internet's Hidden Science Factory." It's called Amazon Mechanical Turk and it has fundamentally changed the way social scientists do research. Real Men Get Therapy Guest: Kevin Shafer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Brigham Young University Take it like a man. What does that really mean? Hide your emotions? Don’t talk about your feelings? Don’t admit it if you’re struggling—especially emotionally? Kevin Shafer tried his best to do all that, for 20 years. But it didn’t work, and it certainly didn’t help him to escape the depression that haunted him. Helping Troubled Youth in the ER Guest: Patrick Carter, MD, Emergency Room Physician and Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Injury Center How do you intervene to help at-risk youth who don’t go to school or who rarely see a pediatrician? In Flint, Michigan, doctors have begun offering counseling in one place at-risk youth do show up: the emergency room. A three-and-a-half-year study at Hurley Medical Center in Flint found that a 30-minute session with a social worker in the ER can decrease a young person’s involvement in future violent behaviors. Catholic Priest Retirement Crisis Guest: Michael Kane, PhD, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Professor in the School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University Let’s consider the plight now of a select group of aging Americans unsure if retirement will even be an option for them. The well-being of this group has an outsized effect on other people. They are the priests who lead and minister to some 66 million Catholics in the U.S.  Over the past 50 years, the number of priests and men seeking ordination has dropped off, but the number of parishes in need of a priest has remained steady. Which means Catholic priests in the US are aging, and being called upon to do more. Those who hope to retire from the demanding job when they reach 70 or older are finding it increasingly difficult to do so, and those who do manage to retire are often left with little in the way of financial resources. Family Law Influences Stability in Afghanistan Guest: Donna Lee Bowen, PhD, Professor of Political Science at BYU Fifteen years since the US invaded Afghanistan and overthrew the Taliban in response to the 9-11 terror attacks, the country remains unstable and violence is surging. To understand why, researchers at BYU and Texas A&M University say, we need to look at how women are treated in Afghanistan. Their research shows the stability of a nation is tied to the status of its women. The countries with the most violence and insecurity are the ones where women have the least say over their lives: they’re treated as subservient, married off as children, not allowed to seek divorce, attend school, work, hold public office or own property. Worlds Awaiting: Easy Readers Guest: Rachel Wadham, Host of Worlds Awaiting on BYUradio Time now to talk about books with the host of Worlds Awaiting, another show here on BYUradio where the conversation is always about encouraging a love of reading and discovery in children. It’s a show for grownups who want to help the kids in our lives discover great literature and to learn to think critically about the world around them.  You can hear it on Saturdays at 1:30 pm ET right here on BYUradio.