Bruce Liese http://kcur.org en Kick It Like A Habit: Giving Up Old Behaviors And Developing New Ones http://kcur.org/post/kick-it-habit-giving-old-behaviors-and-developing-new-ones <p>Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."&nbsp;</p><p>But making excellence a habit is easier said than done. For most people, the word habit evokes thoughts of junk food or television, not excellence.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:15:37 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 56679 at http://kcur.org Kick It Like A Habit: Giving Up Old Behaviors And Developing New Ones Graduation Anxiety http://kcur.org/post/graduation-anxiety <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 55239 at http://kcur.org Graduation Anxiety Examining The Reality Of Eating Disorders http://kcur.org/post/examining-reality-eating-disorders <p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Bill Anderson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 52383 at http://kcur.org Examining The Reality Of Eating Disorders You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Article Is About You http://kcur.org/post/youre-so-vain-you-probably-think-article-about-you <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of us make New Year's resolutions. When the clock marks the start of a new year, it's also a new opportunity for self-improvement. However, many of these resolutions will fall into the trap of being more about the "self" part rather than the "improvement" part.</span></p><p>On Monday's Central Standard, host Bill Anderson and psychologist Bruce Liese observe aspects of vanity and help tweak your New Year's resolutions so they are less about physical appearance and more about giving back to family, friends and community.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:19:09 +0000 Bill Anderson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 49343 at http://kcur.org You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Article Is About You Finding Peace And Managing Your Time http://kcur.org/post/finding-peace-and-managing-your-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Time management is a constant struggle in many of our lives, so how do we take time to find that inner calm within us?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Host Bill Anderson talks with Bruce&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Liese</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;about learning to live in the moment even while tackling a demanding schedule.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:</span></strong></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Bill Anderson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 47821 at http://kcur.org Narcissistic Personality Disorder http://kcur.org/post/narcissistic-personality-disorder <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Narcissism is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days. It's often a self-diagnosed condition, or people refer to others as narcissistic when they are merely being selfish.</span></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton, Suzanne Hogan, Ross Stinemetz & Bill Anderson 41510 at http://kcur.org Narcissistic Personality Disorder Why Are Secrets And Privacy So Important? http://kcur.org/post/why-are-secrets-and-privacy-so-important <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Right now our government is mining data about your conversations--who you called, when you called them, how long you talked, and who you’ve emailed. It’s all technically approved by law, but for many it’s deeply unsettling.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this Central Standard we take a step backward and inward from the controversy surrounding domestic surveillance and look at the psychology of secrets and privacy with psychologist Bruce </span>Liese<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 22:05:22 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 39807 at http://kcur.org Why Are Secrets And Privacy So Important? How To Address Depression http://kcur.org/post/how-address-depression <p>According to the CDC 1 in 10 adults report being depressed and 11% of Americans over 12 years old take some form of antidepressant medication.&nbsp; Depression –is a mental disorder that is more severe than just sad feelings.&nbsp; It can last long periods of time, include feelings of hopelessness and uselessness. Cause chronic pain, headaches, sleeping and eating disorders, and thoughts of suicide. &nbsp;Depression makes day to day life seem pointless or impossible to handle.<br><br><strong>Dr. Bruce Liese</strong>,&nbsp;a psychologist at KU Medical Center, explores the various elements of depression from diagnosis to treatment through to recovery.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:32:47 +0000 Suzanne Hogan & Matthew Long-Middleton 36347 at http://kcur.org How To Address Depression Competition http://kcur.org/post/competition <p>It has been quite a week for one of the biggest sports competitions of the year. And just as march madness comes to a end the Kansas City Royals, kick off their season opener in Chicago.</p><p>In honor of these events we’ll be taking a look at the psychology of competition. It permeates not just sports, but almost every aspect of our lives as we compete for money, prestige and more.&nbsp; But, when is it healthy and when does it become detrimental not just to our personal, but social wellbeing?&nbsp; And how do we tell the difference?</p><p></p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 22:45:12 +0000 Elana Gordon & Matthew Long-Middleton 34425 at http://kcur.org Competition Extramarital Affairs http://kcur.org/post/extramarital-affairs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When surveyed, 20 to 25 percent of people admit to having an extramarital affair.&nbsp; It also is one of the most destructive forces to a&nbsp; relationship.&nbsp; Why is this phenomena so common? Our resident psychologist Bruce Liese tackles the common misconceptions about affairs.</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 32653 at http://kcur.org Extramarital Affairs Conflict http://kcur.org/post/conflict <p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on Central Standard, we talk about conflict, and resolving it. Why is it that our workplaces, our families, even the international community have such trouble getting along? Our resident psychologist <strong>Bruce </strong></span><strong>Liese</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is here to try to help … and to give us some ideas about conflict resolution in our world and in our lives.</span></div><div> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:52:30 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 31824 at http://kcur.org Conflict Addiction http://kcur.org/post/addiction <p>The holidays are a time to gather with friends and family in cheer.&nbsp; The holidays also are a time of high stress and anxiety which can lead to <strong>addictive behaviors</strong>.</p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 00:20:48 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Jabulani Leffall 28416 at http://kcur.org Addiction Lonely In KC http://kcur.org/post/lonely-kc <p>Ever wonder what it would be like to live in Kansas City and not know anyone?</p><p></p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:04:11 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Jeffrey Harvey & Matthew Long-Middleton 28130 at http://kcur.org Lonely In KC Why Do We Dream? http://kcur.org/post/why-do-we-dream <p>On Monday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, a look into dreams with psychologist Dr. Bruce Liese.</p><p>We’ll learn about the history of dream research and analysis. Plus, we’ll explore lucid dreaming, or dreaming when you <em>know</em> you’re dreaming.</p><p><strong>GUEST:</strong><br><strong>Dr. Bruce Liese</strong>, <a href="https://referral.kumed.com/weblink/phyPro.do?poid=4439" target="_blank">KU Family Medicine</a></p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Maria Carter & Jabulani Leffall 24917 at http://kcur.org Why Do We Dream? Why Do We Work? http://kcur.org/post/why-do-we-work <p>On Wednesday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, special guest host<strong> <a href="http://kcur.org/people/brian-ellison" target="_blank">Brian Ellison</a> </strong>talks with psychologist <strong>Dr. Bruce Liese</strong> about the meaning of work.</p><p>Why do we work? Are we searching for more than a job, more than a paycheck? How does one find their “calling?” Plus, we’ll discuss the role that the modern-day office job plays in the development of personal relationships.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:19:06 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Brian Ellison 24374 at http://kcur.org Why Do We Work? Death & Dying http://kcur.org/post/death-dying <p>I know it’s a beautiful summer day outside, and you’re busy thinking of a million things you have planned for the coming week, but sometimes, we have to step outside the day to day for a deeper discussion about what it means to be human, to be alive.</p><p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:26:39 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23479 at http://kcur.org Death & Dying The Secret Lives Of Secrets http://kcur.org/post/secret-lives-secrets <p>On this Monday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, </em>a look at the psychological implications of the secrets we keep. Are all secrets created equal?</p><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:32:38 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Bill Anderson 22135 at http://kcur.org The Secret Lives Of Secrets On Being Mindful http://kcur.org/post/being-mindful <p>On this Monday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, the one thing you&rsquo;ll need to get everything you want out of life: <em>mindfulness. </em>Learn how cutting back on multitasking, and learning how to focus your mind, can change everything.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 20:31:13 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 20275 at http://kcur.org On Being Mindful What Your Story Says About You http://kcur.org/post/what-your-story-says-about-you <p>You know the phrase<em> </em>&quot;that&rsquo;s my story and I&rsquo;m sticking to it?&quot; Don&rsquo;t! On this Monday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, learn how changing the way you tell your story can help free you from your past.</p><p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 14:37:54 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 18771 at http://kcur.org What Your Story Says About You Who Are You Really? http://kcur.org/post/who-are-you-really <p>Are you who you say you are? Do other people see you that way? Can you be one person at home and another person at work? Is that ideal?</p><p> Fri, 04 May 2012 17:49:42 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 17118 at http://kcur.org Who Are You Really? Happiness Is An Inside Job http://kcur.org/post/happiness-inside-job <p>What&rsquo;s the key to happiness? Is it money? Status? Your own lake house with jet skis?</p><p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 18:09:02 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 15591 at http://kcur.org Happiness Is An Inside Job Ego & Self-Esteem http://kcur.org/post/ego-self-esteem <p>On this Central Standard, we get to know a hungry ghost with a gigantic tummy: your ego. Our guest Dr. Bruce Liese will discuss how ego and self-esteem have quite a bit in common. Both help you appear confident, and inspire you to take risks. But one is just compensatory. Join us as we discuss how the ego is understood in cultures and spiritual practices throughout history, and what sets it apart from self-esteem. Plus, we invite you to share what experiences helped you to develop a clearly defined sense of yourself.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 19:22:08 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 13619 at http://kcur.org Ego & Self-Esteem The Psychology Of Eating http://kcur.org/post/psychology-eating <p>On this <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em><strong>Central Standard</strong></em></a>, we explore <strong>what happens to our brains on <em>food</em></strong>. Have you ever wondered what goes on when you lie in bed, thinking about that late night snack?</p><p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:27:32 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 12835 at http://kcur.org The Psychology Of Eating Misbehaving In The Workplace http://kcur.org/post/misbehaving-workplace <p>Cliques, harassment, inappropriate jokes... It&#39;s no wonder getting up to go to work can be <em>work</em>.</p><p>On Monday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard:</a> </em>a discussion about conflict and misbehavior on the job with <strong>Dr. Bruce Liese</strong>.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Danie Alexander & Jabulani Leffall 10246 at http://kcur.org Misbehaving In The Workplace The Psychology of Giving http://kcur.org/post/psychology-giving <p>Today on <strong>Central Standard</strong>, we ask - what&#39;s the greatest gift you&#39;ve ever received? What do you like about giving gifts in the first place? <strong>Dr. Bruce Liese </strong>joins us for a look at the psychology behind giving. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:14:14 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 9271 at http://kcur.org The Psychology of Giving Parenting http://kcur.org/post/parenting <p>Can you ever love your child too much? Today on the show, join <b>Dr. Bruce Liese</b> for a look at what happens when parents are too attuned to their children, and how our culture&rsquo;s obsession with happiness can lead our children towards an unhappy adulthood.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 06:00:00 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 8564 at http://kcur.org Parenting Emotional Intelligence http://kcur.org/post/emotional-intelligence <p>In the era of Facebook and Twitter &ndash; one TMI update or insensitive comment could have lasting consequences. Join <a href="http://kcur.org/term/bruce-liese"><strong>Dr. Bruce Liese</strong></a> and guest host <strong>Bill Anderson</strong> today for a look at a kind of intelligence that has nothing to do with your IQ, but everything to do with success in your relationships and career &ndash; your emotional intelligence.</p><p>Luckily even if you aren&#39;t in tune with your emotional intelligence, you can learn to adapt. Dr. Liese says:</p> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 12959 at http://kcur.org Emotional Intelligence Moral Behavior http://kcur.org/post/moral-behavior <p><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Georgia; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">Today on the show, let&#39;s take a look at morality. How did you determine your ideas of what&rsquo;s right, and what&rsquo;s wrong? How come you can know that something&#39;s wrong and still do it? Does it matter if someone&rsquo;s watching? <strong>Dr. Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 12986 at http://kcur.org Moral Behavior Greed http://kcur.org/post/greed <p><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Georgia; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: white; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">Why do some people have an excessive desire to possess more than they need? Our guest <strong>Dr. Bruce Liese</strong> says that greed is its own punishment. </span></p> Mon, 08 Aug 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 12984 at http://kcur.org Greed