Advice Goddess Radio, LIVE Tonight, 7-8pm PT: Dr. Aaron James On Understanding The A**hole
Amy Alkon's Advice Goddess Radio: "Nerd Your Way To A Better Life!" with the best brains in science.
Tonight's guest is not a behavioral scientist like most of my guests, but I couldn't resist having him on, because the subject he studied in depth -- the asshole -- is one most of us are forced to deal with on a daily basis, and sometimes repeatedly. UC Irvine philosophy professor Aaron James, my guest tonight, is the author of the wonderfully titled "Assholes: A Theory."
Join us tonight as we dig deep into asshole-ishness, as Aaron James answers questions including: What is an asshole? What makes an asshole tick? Is it possible to engage in successful asshole management -- and if so, how? Is it possible for an asshole to reform? And why does worrying that you are an asshole mean you probably have nothing to worry about?
Listen at this link from 7-8 pm Pacific, 10-11 pm Eastern, or download the podcast afterward:
Don't miss last week's show on how to parent without paranoia. On it, psychology professor Dr. Gabrielle Principe notes that the panic-stricken parental race to raise tiny geniuses is actually bad parenting -- leading to overcontrolled childhoods that have negative effects on kids' development.
Through looking at solid science on the human brain, Dr. Principe has figured out ways for parents to naturalize childhood again, so a child's environment gels with how the brain was designed to grow.
Her clearly written and dryly witty book: "Your Brain on Childhood: The Unexpected Side Effects of Classrooms, Ballparks, Family Rooms, and the Minivan."
On this show, she busts countless myths about how to raise children and lays out simple, clear advice for how kids can thrive.
Listen at this link or download the podcast: