psychology http://kcur.org en The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Sibling Relationships http://kcur.org/post/strengths-and-weaknesses-sibling-relationships <p>The bonds and battles between siblings are unique and long-lasting. For some people, their brother or sister is the most treasured person in their life; others can't spend an hour in the same room together.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday's <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard">Central Standard</a></em>, we discuss the psychology of these lifelong relationships.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:23:44 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 58510 at http://kcur.org The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Sibling Relationships Let's Talk About Death, Baby http://kcur.org/post/lets-talk-about-death-baby <p>It's one of life's great inevitables, and we don't mean taxes.</p><p>Death Cafes, where people get together to hang out and talk about death and dying, have started popping up in cities worldwide. Locally, we have two Death Cafes: one in St. Joseph, Mo. and another in Kansas City, Mo.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:10:27 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Matt Hodapp & Christina Lieffring 57996 at http://kcur.org Let's Talk About Death, Baby 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 Abuse Narratives Inform Recovery In Domestic Violence Shelters http://kcur.org/post/abuse-narratives-inform-recovery-domestic-violence-shelters <p>A University of Kansas professor's recent research at a domestic violence shelter indicates that the way survivors must tell their stories in order to gain access to resources could be working against the emotional recovery process.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 17:02:26 +0000 Gina Kaufmann & Matthew Long-Middleton 56377 at http://kcur.org Does Our City Bring Strangers Together, Or Keep Them Apart? http://kcur.org/post/does-our-city-bring-strangers-together-or-keep-them-apart <p>A <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/26/opinion/sunday/hello-stranger.html?_r=0">recent article</a> in the <em>New York Times</em> compiled a growing body of evidence suggesting that the more frequent our interactions with strangers, the happier we tend to be. The findings apply to introverts and extroverts alike. In response to the enthusiasm around that article, <em>Central Standard</em> asked whether the people of Kansas City encounter strangers often enough in their day-to-day lives. Does Kansas City's built environment facilitate or prohibit these kinds of interactions?</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:25:13 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross 55717 at http://kcur.org Does Our City Bring Strangers Together, Or Keep Them Apart? The Psychology Of Hatred And What Defines A Hate Crime http://kcur.org/post/psychology-hatred-and-what-defines-hate-crime <p>In the aftermath of the shootings at the<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom on April 13,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a suspect has been charged with murder and hate crime charges will likely be filed against him. </span></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:18:20 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54570 at http://kcur.org The Psychology Of Hatred And What Defines A Hate Crime 3 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance http://kcur.org/post/3-tips-better-work-life-balance <p>We live in a wired, digital world where our work is as portable as a smartphone or tablet. It’s tempting to check our email or reply to a message when we should be more focused on ‘living in the moment.' For many people, the work week is stretched far beyond the typical 40-hours per week. But in a fast-paced work environment, how does one rationalize between putting food on the table, and still being able to enjoy life?</p><p><strong>What is balance?</strong></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:34:33 +0000 Bill Anderson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 46311 at http://kcur.org 3 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance What Is Sex Addiction? http://kcur.org/post/what-sex-addiction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now more than ever, our society seems preoccupied with sex. </span>Sexting<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>twerking<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are a part of our lexicon. Whether we&rsquo;re talking about television, popular music or movies, sexual images and innuendo are everywhere. And access to pornography is as easy as a click of a mouse for the over 40 million people who log into porn websites. Given the highly sexualized society we live in, can a person really become addicted to sex? Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:51:49 +0000 Susan B. Wilson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 44943 at http://kcur.org What Is Sex Addiction? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment http://kcur.org/post/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-causes-symptoms-and-treatment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Obsessive thoughts can lead to obsessive behaviors. According to </span>psychologist Dr. Bruce Liese, obsessive&nbsp;compulsives&nbsp;typically have a recurring, persistent and unwanted thought or thoughts that won&#39;t go away. These thoughts tend to be irrational and very closely correlated with anxiety and can often cause anxiety themselves.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:05:00 +0000 Bill Anderson & Matthew Long-Middleton 44720 at http://kcur.org Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment The Practicality Of Personality Tests http://kcur.org/post/practicality-personality-tests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are multiple tests out there that reduce your personality to a number, a one-word description, or a series of letters. Some say they’ve helped match the right person to the right job—maybe even to the right colleagues or romantic partners. But is personality simple enough to fit in such a box, or could a personality label&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">lead people to change it, or live into it?</span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:08:21 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 44134 at http://kcur.org The Practicality Of Personality Tests Parents, Teens & Sexual Development http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-sexual-development <p></p><p>When it comes to pornography, the days of sneaking a peek at a Playboy at the drugstore have faded. The internet seems to have everything, and that’s especially true when you’re talking about porn.</p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 43608 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Sexual Development Analyzing The Texting And Driving Problem http://kcur.org/post/analyzing-texting-and-driving-problem <p>We all know that texting while driving often results in accidents, and a New Jersey court recently ruled that it's not only the driver who's responsible-- if you know someone's driving when you send a text, you might be held responsible if he or she gets into an accident.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 43330 at http://kcur.org Analyzing The Texting And Driving Problem The Negative Consequences Of Procrastination http://kcur.org/post/negative-consequences-procrastination <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Human beings have always been pain-avoiding creatures. We seek to avoid the things we don't like or that could bring pain to us, and we pursue the things that bring us pleasure and happiness. Oftentimes, this human practice takes form in procrastination.</span></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:00:35 +0000 Bill Anderson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 43332 at http://kcur.org The Negative Consequences Of Procrastination Preschoolers & Gunplay: What's Normal? http://kcur.org/post/preschoolers-gunplay-whats-normal <p>Playing cops and robbers is just part of normal childhood, right? Should we be more concerned about what children learn through these games?</p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 42485 at http://kcur.org Preschoolers & Gunplay: What's Normal? Looking At The Friendfluence Factor http://kcur.org/post/looking-friendfluence-factor <p>Do you remember that friend your mom said was no good? Or that buddy your dad said was a bad influence on you? As it turns out, they might have been right.</p><p>In the first part of Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with <strong>Carlin Flora</strong>, author of&nbsp;<em>Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are,</em> about how friends shape our personalities and help create the mold for our attitudes and future actions.</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 42080 at http://kcur.org Looking At The Friendfluence Factor Embracing Anger To Be Happier http://kcur.org/post/embracing-anger-be-happier <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Have you ever felt so angry that steam could be pouring out your ears?&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sun, 09 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Sangeeta Shastry 38133 at http://kcur.org Embracing Anger To Be Happier Using Hope As An Educational Tool http://kcur.org/post/using-hope-educational-tool <p>Are you holding out hope for the future? You’re not alone. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Lorenzo Butler 33777 at http://kcur.org Using Hope As An Educational Tool 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 Constructing A Remarkable Relationship http://kcur.org/post/constructing-remarkable-relationship <p>When a couple is together <strong>for the long haul</strong>, sometimes a set of guidelines helps <strong>keep the harmony in the matrimony</strong>. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 31688 at http://kcur.org Constructing A Remarkable Relationship Stressed For The Holidays? http://kcur.org/post/stressed-holidays <p>The holidays are a time of <strong>good cheer, celebration and togetherness</strong>. So what do you do if your family has just gone through a <strong>divorce or other domestic clash</strong>?</p><p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 28901 at http://kcur.org Stressed For The Holidays? A Look At What Triggers Murder-Suicides http://kcur.org/post/look-what-triggers-murder-suicides <p>Murder suicide is rare, but on the rise across the country. Missouri is in the top ten for women killed by intimate partners, and murder-suicide has increased in Kansas. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 22:44:52 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 28809 at http://kcur.org A Look At What Triggers Murder-Suicides Leadership http://kcur.org/post/leadership <p></p><p>What are the <strong>characteristics of a leader</strong>?&nbsp; Is it a constant, even temperament?&nbsp; The ability to command respect?&nbsp; Possessing an unwavering state of courage? Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:17:24 +0000 Jabulani Leffall & Jeffrey Harvey 27066 at http://kcur.org Leadership 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? Making Divorce Better For Children http://kcur.org/post/making-divorce-better-children <p>Even with rates falling, divorce is still a common occurrence in the United States, yet have we gotten any better at putting ourselves, and our children, through the process? Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 24636 at http://kcur.org Making Divorce Better For Children 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?