"What Makes a Good Life?;" The Harvard Study

Dr. Robert Waldinger, Director of Harvard Study of Adult Development / TEDx

What makes a good life? In this TEDx talk, Dr. Robert Waldinger (psychiatrist and psychoanalyst) speaks about important lessons learned from the longest study on happiness across the lifespan. The Harvard Study is a 75-year (and running!) longitudinal study offering powerful insights into the key variables for human health and happiness.

Erin Volpe
When the Mental Becomes Physical
Aneri Pattani, Philly.com

Aneri Pattani, Philly.com

Philly.com’s Aneri Pattani reports on the story of Diana Chao and the ways her mental illness affected her physical health. Important topics such as mental health stigma, patient education, and the varied origins of symptoms are addressed through this powerful personal story.

Erin Volpe
Holiday Stress Resources
American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Feeling stressed or overwhelmed during the holiday season? You’re not alone. Take a look at this guide which has been put together by the APA to help you navigate some of the hardest parts of the holiday season, including managing difficult family conversations, pressures of gift-giving, and financial stress.

Erin Volpe
Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis
Malcom Gladwell, Revisionist History

Malcom Gladwell, Revisionist History

Author/podcast host Malcom Gladwell dives into emotionality, psychoanalysis, and parapraxis (“Freudian slips”) in music. Listen as he interviews musicians, historians, and psychoanalysts about a pattern of “slips” in Elvis’s work to answer the question: what can we learn about the artist through these windows into the unconscious mind?

Erin Volpe
Predicting and Preventing Suicide
Marty Moss Coane, Radio Times/WHYY.com  Guests: Dr. Maria Oquendo and Dr. Matthew Nock

Marty Moss Coane, Radio Times/WHYY.com

Guests: Dr. Maria Oquendo and Dr. Matthew Nock

WHYY's Radio Times Marty Moss Coane interviews Dr. Maria Oquendo (University of Pennsylvania) and Dr. Matthew Nock (Harvard University) about their expertise in the field of suicide risk factors, prevention, and strategies for solving this public health crisis.

Erin Volpe
Talking With Children About Disaster
Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D., Psychology Today

Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D., Psychology Today

Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore writes about the ways in which parents (and other grown-ups) can effectively speak with children across the developmental trajectory when it comes to disaster in the world.

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