Anatomy of New Year’s Resolutions (Episode 173)

New Year's Resolutions
New Year's Resolutions

2014 Calendar by Dan Moyle via Flickr

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about how to make and keep New Year’s resolutions, discussing ideas proposed in Time magazine, the Globe and Mail, and the New York Times. Topics include:

  • Are resolutions helpful or harmful?
  • What kinds of resolutions lead to change?
  • What is willpower and how does it work?
  • How can you maximize the odds of successfully keeping your resolutions?

Dr. G’s resolution was to stay in shape, but as we discuss in the show, being specific is important – he actually made a resolution to exercise at least three times per week.

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Anatomy of Jealousy (Episode 172)

Jealousy by Ripton Scott (via Flickr CC)
Jealousy by Ripton Scott (via Flickr CC)

Jealousy by Ripton Scott (via Flickr CC)

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about jealousy and its impact on relationships, including:

  • the positive effect of jealousy
  • the differences between emotional, cognitive, and behavioural jealousy
  • jealousy, insecurity, and surveillance
  • what to do when you feel jealous

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Anatomy of Developmental Parenting (FA Retro)

developmental parenting
developmental parenting

Dad and Daughter by Peter Werkman (www.peterwerkman.nl)

This episode represents a turning point in Doctors Brian and Giuseppe’s approach to parenting and working with families. In our first 2011 interview with Dr. Gordon Neufeld, we discuss his developmental approach to parenting, which focuses on the essential factors in the parent-child relationship that drive maturity and positive behaviour. Topics include:

  • What should parents see if their child is maturing?
  • What is required for a child to reach his or her potential?
  • How can parents make it easier for their kids to develop optimally?
  • What does it take to encourage connections with your kids?
  • What can parents and teachers do to reduce defiance or noncompliance?

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Anatomy of Child Centrism (Episode 171)

Parent and Child
Child Centrism

Parent and Child by Vox Efx via Flickr

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about three recent psychology news stories, including:

  • Researchers investigated young children’s understanding of fear and how they cope with it
  • A long-term study of couples looked at how to maintain a strong relationship over time
  • Can parents who make their kids the center of their world still be happy?

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