Family & Lifestyle

Trump Debate Style, Genes and Addiction, Givers v. Takers

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Aug 20, 2015 1:00 pm
  • 2:16:47

Presidential Debates and Donald Trump (10:38) Dr. Ben Voth is an Associate Prof at Southern Methodist University of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs division. Director of Debate and an advisor to the Bush Institute. Voth works with a variety of individuals such as Holocaust survivors, national speech champions, top speakers in debate, community advocates, and government leaders to ensure that the human value of being heard is instilled. His research in rhetoric and argumentation studies helps clarify how persuasion can work to improve society, whether discerning the symbolic processes driving genocide around the globe or understanding how comedy relieves our sense of anxiety about politics. Today he gives his analysis of Donald Trumps debate style Family, Genes, Addiction (58:08) Dr. J. Dee Higley is a Professor of Psychology at Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in Child Development and Primate Behavior from the University of Wisconsin. For nearly two decades, Dr. Higley headed the National Institutes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s intramural nonhuman primate research program. Dr. Higgly talks with Dr. Townsend about Family, Genes, Addiction. Are You a Giver or a Taker? (1:42:55) Dr. Pamela Paresky is a Psychologist and Director of the Aspen Center for Human Development, Pamela Paresky, is here to help us understand what factors genuinely motivate people by describing a study done by Adam Grant that divides working world into three groups of people: Givers, Takers, and Matchers. Dr. Paresky received her PhD in Human Development and Psychology from the University of Chicago and has spent the past twenty years investigating the source of both optimal performance and a life worth living. Dr. Paresky talks about what motivates us and if we are givers or takers.