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Voices special edition:

Your Brain on Politics


Dr. Dan gathered together academics Kathleen Hall Jamieson and David Redlawsk and clinician Lisa J. Cohen for a non-partisan discussion of the psychological and emotional issues behind politics– what happens in our brains as we are bombarded with conflicting and often angry perspectives? What goes in to our decision-making process about the candidates? And how do we keep our relationships with family and friends who hold different viewpoints? Taped before a live studio audio audience who also joined in the discussion.


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Weekly conversation with behavioral health reporter Maiken Scott:

The impact of violent images on our health


The more time we spend online, the more we end up witnessing violence and violent incidents. The video of Philando Castile bleeding to death, chaos in the streets of Nice – these images pop up without warning.

In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s behavioral health reporter Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss the impact of these images on our health.

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