19-15 Segment 2: Friends–The Most Powerful Influence on Our Lives

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Research shows that friends are the most powerful people in our lives, influencing our behavior, attitudes and health even more than our parents or spouses. An expert discusses the many ways friends determine our destinies.

Guest:

  • Carlin Flora, author, Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are

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19-02 Segment 1: Autism in Girls

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Experts have believed that autism affects four times as many boys as girls, but the ratio may not actually be quite that high. Doctors are learning that autism shows up differently in girls’ behavior as a result of brain differences. This leaves many girls with autism undiagnosed. Experts discuss how it appears in girls and the consequences of those differences.

Guests:

  • Dr. Thomas Frazier, Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks
  • Dr. Rachel Loftin, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern University
  • Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, Professor of Neurology, University of Virginia

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17-36 Segment 1: Behavioral Sciences at the CIA

 

Analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency often rely on psychological techniques to predict the behavior and decisions of world leaders, and of populations around the world. Experts, including an active CIA analyst, describe how they do it, and how other nations use these techniques as well.

Guest:

  • George Gerliczy, Senior Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Dr. David Broniatowski, Assistant Professor of Engineering Management Systems, George Washington University

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Behavioral Sciences at the CIA

Analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency often rely on psychological techniques to predict the behavior and decisions of world leaders, and of populations around the world. Experts, including an active CIA analyst, describe how they do it, and how other nations use these techniques as well.

Are Lefties Really Different?

Handedness is a central part of a person’s identity. Left-handers are often seen as somehow different than the rest of us, and over history they’ve been stereotyped as more quirky, intelligent, and sinister than righties. Science shows that some labels are likely to be true. Experts discuss where handedness comes from, and what differences truly result.