Truth Recipe: Critical Thinking and Vaccination Against Multi-Media Nonsense with Barry Mauer PhD
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by Lisa Cypers Kamen
2w ago
Harvesting Happiness is proud to partner with the researchers and scholars at the Mental Immunity Project (MIP) and Cognitive Immunology Research Collaborative (CIRCE). This episode is part of a series exploring disinformation, media literacy, and the emerging science of cognitive immunology. Mind viruses spread in the same manner as viruses in the body. Something is passed from one person to another. The person's belief system or mental immune system processes the content of the information and either overcomes it and discards it or the virus takes over and causes an illness. To discover t ..read more
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Power-Thinking: Teaching Information Literacy and Mental Immunity with Melanie Trecek-King MA
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by Lisa Cypers Kamen
2w ago
Harvesting Happiness is proud to partner with the researchers and scholars at the Mental Immunity Project (MIP) and Cognitive Immunology Research Collaborative (CIRCE). This episode is part of a series exploring disinformation, media literacy, and the emerging science of cognitive immunology. The reliability of the information we ingest is paramount in today’s world of misinformation. Because once we decide that we believe something our minds become much less malleable when it comes to adopting a new belief. To learn how information literacy and power-thinking can be taught, Harvesting Happ ..read more
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Streetwise: A Rationally Philosophical Road to Reason and Accountability with Anthony Magnabosco
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by Lisa Cypers Kamen
1M ago
Harvesting Happiness is proud to partner with the researchers and scholars at the Mental Immunity Project (MIP) and Cognitive Immunology Research Collaborative (CIRCE). This episode is part of a series exploring disinformation, media literacy, and the emerging science of cognitive immunology. In the US, as the election season approaches many people will have the opportunity to have conversations at home, work, or on social media where their beliefs differ vastly. Without curiosity, kindness, or a sound tool for assessing reasoning some conversations could turn into disputes. To discover comm ..read more
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Examining Cultural Evolution and Critical Blindness with Steije Hofhuis PhD
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by Lisa Cypers Kamen
1M ago
Fear and doubt serve as powerful tools in the political landscape, allowing politicians to manipulate public perception and sow confusion. By labeling legitimate investigations or criticisms as "witch hunts," these leaders attempt to delegitimize the concerns raised against them. This tactic not only deflects attention from the actual issues at hand but also erodes trust in the democratic process. To discover how we can inoculate ourselves against cultural viruses, Harvesting Happiness Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with a lecturer of cultural history at the Department of History and Ar ..read more
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Architecture of Honesty: Fact, Fiction, and the Technology Trap with Stephan Lewandowsky PhD
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by Lisa Cypers Kamen
1M ago
The primary goal of most media sources is to make money by pushing an agenda. They may create false stories designed to increase advertising revenue, influence opinion, or in the case of the 2016 election cycle, upend the democratic institutions of the United States. To discover how to build resiliency against misinformation, Harvesting Happiness Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with cognitive scientist and CIRCE researcher Professor Stephan Lewandowsky. Stephan shares his research on how alternative facts gain acceptance, how technology can undermine the democratic process, and tips on ..read more
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Tribe Drive: Examining Human Instincts, Beliefs, and Behaviors with David Samson PhD
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by Lisa Cypers Kamen
1M ago
Social isolation, technology, and environmental changes are responsible for many of today’s mental health problems including depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Historical research suggests that humans perform better in communities and are not meant to go it alone. To discover the impact of social networks on human evolutionary history, Harvesting Happiness Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with evolutionary anthropologist, Dr. David Samson. David introduces the key findings from his book, Our Tribal Future: How to Channel Our Foundational Human Instincts into a Force for Good. He ..read more
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Cognitive Immunity: Protection and Preservation of Humanity through Better Thinking with Andy Norman PhD
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by Lisa Cypers Kamen
2M ago
The media has already begun priming the pump for the 2024 election cycle in the US. Swaying the average American to believe one thing over another will be the target of billions of dollars of advertising spending. Will all of the information we are exposed to be true? Probably not, but how do we know? What can we do to build our mental immunity and critical thinking skills? To discover how we can protect and preserve humanity when faced with misinformation, Positive Psychology Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with author, researcher, and founder of the Cognitive Immunology Research Collab ..read more
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A Favorite Theme Revisited: Making Space for Joy: Declutter and Flourish with Tracy McCubbin
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by Lisa Cypers Kamen
2M ago
When you look around your space, what do you see? Is there a corner that seems a bit overcrowded? Is there a pile you’ve been meaning to tackle but can’t find the right time? Would you perhaps enjoy parking your car in the garage for extra comfort on cold, rainy days? To discover how we can all make space for joy, Positive Psychology Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with declutter queen, Tracy McCubbin. Tracy McCubbin. Tracy is the founder of dClutterly, a business that helps people find joy in removing all the ‘stuff’ that no longer brings them joy. She shares the 5-minute decluttering ..read more
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Putting Off Procrastination: Overcoming the Art of Delay with Patricia Zurita Ona PsyD
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by Lisa Cypers Kamen
3M ago
Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today”. But, for some people, it is not that easy. Despite their best intentions, projects and tasks may have a perpetual completion date. Is it a lack of motivation, or sheer laziness that keeps some in a state of inaction? Neither. It is something much deeper. To better understand what lies at the core of procrastination and how to overcome it, Harvesting Happiness Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with psychologist, coach, and authorDr. Patricia Zurita Ona. , aka Dr. Z. Dr. Dr. Z’s research goes beyond the ..read more
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Entangled: Neurodynamics & Technology with Carl D Marci MD
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by Lisa Cypers Kamen
3M ago
Study after study suggests that human brain development is greatly diminished by the use of digital media. One such study shows that for every hour of media a child consumes per day under the age of three, the risk of ADHD at age seven goes up by 10%. As new technologies, including AI, emerge, what can be done to protect mental health and brain development against them? For insights about the effect of technology on neurodynamics, Harvesting Happiness Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with a leader in the fields of social and consumer neuroscience, PsychiatristDr. Carl D. Marci. Dr. Marc ..read more
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