psychology

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 Bruce Liese is here to try to help … and to give us some ideas about conflict resolution in our world and in our lives.

Constructing A Remarkable Relationship

Feb 8, 2013

When a couple is together for the long haul, sometimes a set of guidelines helps keep the harmony in the matrimony.

Stressed For The Holidays?

Dec 12, 2012

The holidays are a time of good cheer, celebration and togetherness. So what do you do if your family has just gone through a divorce or other domestic clash?

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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.

Leadership

Nov 5, 2012
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What are the characteristics of a leader?  Is it a constant, even temperament?  The ability to command respect?  Possessing an unwavering state of courage?

Why Do We Dream?

Sep 24, 2012
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On Monday’s Central Standard, a look into dreams with psychologist Dr. Bruce Liese.

We’ll learn about the history of dream research and analysis. Plus, we’ll explore lucid dreaming, or dreaming when you know you’re dreaming.

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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?

Why Do We Work?

Sep 12, 2012

On Wednesday’s Central Standard, special guest host Brian Ellison talks with psychologist Dr. Bruce Liese about the meaning of work.

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.

Death & Dying

Aug 27, 2012
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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.

The Secret Lives Of Secrets

Aug 3, 2012
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On this Monday's Central Standard, a look at the psychological implications of the secrets we keep. Are all secrets created equal?

On Being Mindful

Jun 29, 2012
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On this Monday's Central Standard, the one thing you’ll need to get everything you want out of life: mindfulness. Learn how cutting back on multitasking, and learning how to focus your mind, can change everything.

What Your Story Says About You

Jun 4, 2012
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You know the phrase "that’s my story and I’m sticking to it?" Don’t! On this Monday's Central Standard, learn how changing the way you tell your story can help free you from your past.

Who Are You Really?

May 4, 2012
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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?

Could knocking back a few beers influence a person’s political views?

Happiness Is An Inside Job

Apr 9, 2012
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What’s the key to happiness? Is it money? Status? Your own lake house with jet skis?

Parents, Teens & Technology

Mar 28, 2012

Your son wants to hang out at a friend’s house: he calls your cell to cell to ask.  Your daughter is staying late at school: she sends you a text.

Ego & Self-Esteem

Mar 5, 2012
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On this Central Standard, we get to know a hungry ghost with a gigantic tummy: your ego.

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.

Monkey Economics

Feb 17, 2012
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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?

Here's some news: Relationships are complicated. So complicated, in fact, that's it's never a bad time to review some good rules for how to manage these very complex beasts.

Misbehaving In The Workplace

Jan 9, 2012
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Cliques, harassment, inappropriate jokes... It's no wonder getting up to go to work can be work.

On Monday's Central Standard: a discussion about conflict and misbehavior on the job with Dr. Bruce Liese.

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So your kid went off to college, experienced freedom, set his own schedule, abided by his own rules, and now he’s home for winter break…for a few weeks.

Yeah, there’s gonna be some tension.  We've seen it play out in movies and TV shows that poke fun at family dysfunction around the holidays.

The Psychology of Giving

Dec 19, 2011

Today on Central Standard, we ask - what's the greatest gift you've ever received? What do you like about giving gifts in the first place? Dr. Bruce Liese joins us for a look at the psychology behind giving.

Emotional Intelligence

Oct 3, 2011

In the era of Facebook and Twitter – one TMI update or insensitive comment could have lasting consequences. Join Dr. Bruce Liese and guest host Bill Anderson 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 – your emotional intelligence.

Luckily even if you aren't in tune with your emotional intelligence, you can learn to adapt. Dr. Liese says:

Moral Behavior

Sep 6, 2011

Today on the show, let's take a look at morality. How did you determine your ideas of what’s right, and what’s wrong? How come you can know that something's wrong and still do it? Does it matter if someone’s watching? Dr. Bruce Liese joins us to explain how moral judgments and behaviors work.

Greed

Aug 8, 2011
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Why do some people have an excessive desire to possess more than they need? Our guest Dr. Bruce Liese says that greed is its own punishment.

“As we get more,” Dr. Liese says, “it is less rewarding. It’s an interesting phenomena—greed is counterintuitive if you believe in the law of diminishing returns.”

From the beginnings of greed in childhood to Facebook friend greed, we delve into what makes us want—and when it goes wrong. Join us for a conversation about the origins and social implications of the "never enough" syndrome.

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