psychology http://kcur.org en 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 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? 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? Can 'Boozing It Up' Make Us More Conservative? http://kcur.org/post/can-boozing-it-make-us-more-conservative <p>Could knocking back a few beers influence a person&rsquo;s political views? Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:06:22 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 16096 at http://kcur.org Can 'Boozing It Up' Make Us More Conservative? 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 Parents, Teens & Technology http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-technology <p>Your son wants to hang out at a friend&rsquo;s house: he calls your cell to cell to ask.&nbsp; Your daughter is staying late at school: she sends you a text.</p><p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:16:51 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 14972 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Technology 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 When Someone You Love Has A Chronic Illness http://kcur.org/post/when-someone-you-love-has-chronic-illness <p>Every individual will face it at one time or another during their lifetime: a chronic illness affecting them, a family member or a close friend.</p> <p>What do we say to a loved one who is battling cancer? How do we best support that person and their family? And how do we interact with others when we're the one who is ill?</p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:51:43 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 13346 at http://kcur.org When Someone You Love Has A Chronic Illness Monkey Economics http://kcur.org/post/monkey-economics <p>We’re not all economical geniuses, and we’ve all probably made less than sterling financial choices along the way. Is there a reason for these lapses in judgment? Dr. Laurie Santos is here to tell us about her research on the origins of our irrational decisions. The Yale University psychologist draws on an evolutionary cousin’s propensity for theft, hoarding and competitiveness to explain our own fiscal behavior. Yep, today we’re talking monkey economics and why it means we humans might not be as unique as we once thought.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:03:34 +0000 Steve Kraske, Kathleen Pointer & Danie Alexander 12703 at http://kcur.org Monkey Economics Marriage Rules http://kcur.org/post/marriage-rules <p>Here&#39;s some news: <strong>Relationships are complicated</strong>. So complicated, in fact, that&#39;s it&#39;s never a bad time to review some <strong>good rules</strong> for how to manage these very complex beasts.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:20:14 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 11718 at http://kcur.org Marriage Rules 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 Parents, Teens & Tension http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-tension <p>So your kid went off to college, experienced freedom, set his own schedule, abided by his own rules, and now he&rsquo;s <strong>home for winter break</strong>&hellip;for a few weeks.</p><p>Yeah, there&rsquo;s gonna be some <strong>tension</strong>.&nbsp; We&#39;ve seen it play out in movies and TV shows that poke fun at family dysfunction around the holidays. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 15:15:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 9454 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Tension