Influential Mind, Depression and Dads, Birth Order and Parenting
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 7, Episode 22
- Jan 25, 2018 5:00 pm
- 2:23:28 mins
Tali Sharot - The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others (19:54) Tali Sharot, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience with degrees in economics and psychology. She is the founder and director of the Affective Brain Lab at University College London. She is the author of The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others. Changing how someone else thinks about an issue can be tough. Tali Sharot says that many of our instincts?from relying on facts and figures to shape opinions, to insisting others are wrong or attempting to exert control?are ineffective because they are incompatible with how people’s minds operate. This has to do with several factors including the critical role of emotion in influence, the weakness of data and the power of curiosity. Tali Sharot explains the complex power of influence. Depression is different for Dads (1:08:06) Kevin Shafer, Ph.D., is a professor of Social Work at Brigham Young University. 1 out of 11 adults suffers a major depressive episode each year. That news comes from the National Institute for Mental Health that shows depression on the rise. New studies suggest that this suffering is not exclusive to adolescents. Dr. Kevin Shafer and his associates wanted to see just how much of an impact a depressed parent might impact an adolescent and their development and he joins us now in studio. He shares his research on Dads and depression. Birth Order and Parenting (1:56:34) Jeanette Bennett is founder and editor-in-chief at Bennett Communications, where she primarily focuses on Utah Valley Magazine, BusinessQ Magazine, and Prosper Magazine. Jeanette earned a bachelor's and master's degree in journalism from BYU and has been a regular guest on HuffPostLive. Sometimes people step away from a job because of health issues, family emergencies, or other personal issues. Jeanette Bennett talks about the challenges around Birth Order and Parenting.