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We Can Choose Our Delusions

Merriam-Webster defines delusion as “a belief that is not true; a false idea.” But who’s to decide what is true? Being tagged as delusional carries a negative, unpleasant connotation – calling to mind straight jackets, or maybe some scenes from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” But thanks to our powers of perception – and…

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The Psychological Dynamics of Thanksgiving Dinner

For many of us, Thanksgiving means spending time with our families, carrying out traditions that we’ve practiced for years. While it can be very stressful, messy, and challenging to spend time with family members you don’t see very often, it can also be a beautiful time of recentering. Traditions serve a psychological function. By repeating…

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V&B: The Psychology of Fear

What is fear and what is going on in our brains when we experience fear? Join us as KUT’s Rebecca McInroy hosts Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke to discuss fear and the brain.

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