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Monday, September 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM

De-coding Carl Jung. The secret diary of Jung’s own psychic travels goes public. We’ll open the Swiss vault that held the master’s journey.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | 11:00 AM

We look at the addictive, cathartic world of Internet confession.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM
A shopper walks through downtown Seattle Wednesday, April 29, 2009. The economy shrank at a worse-than-expected 6.1 percent pace at the start of this year as sharp cutbacks by businesses and the biggest drop in U.S. exports in 40 years overwhelmed a rebound in consumer spending. (AP)

We’ll look at a nation moving from instant gratification to an age of thrift, and the psychology of self-control.

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Thursday, August 7, 2008 | 10:00 AM

With the Beijing Olympics set to begin, we talk with a top sports psychologist, herself a world class athlete, about what it takes.

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Monday, February 18, 2008 | 11:00 AM

So much has been written about the search for happiness — in songs and poems and countless self-help books — much of it straight from the heart. But it turns out there’s also a science of happiness, and in her new book a psychologist lays out the cold, hard facts, based on decades of research. […]

 
Thursday, February 14, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Here’s the dramatic set-up for the new HBO series “In Treatment”: you’re a fly on the wall in the psychotherapist’s office. For one half hour, every night of the week, a patient walks in, sits down and talks. A young gymnast too close to her coach. A Navy pilot who accidentally bombed an Iraqi school. […]

 
Monday, December 17, 2007 | 11:00 AM

Nobel Laureate James Watson set off a fury when he questioned whether Africans have the same intelligence as Caucasians. So did journalist William Saletan, who defended Watson in a recent three-part series on race and IQ for Slate magazine, and highlighted research championed by white supremacists. Saletan has apologized. But discomforting questions remain in the […]

 
Friday, December 7, 2007 | 11:00 AM

Nobody’s perfect, but perfectionism is a virtue — right? Great athletes, star CEOs, and Nobel laureates embody it. But where does the perfectionist tendency lead? Great success for some — but then there are the crazy bosses, pushy parents, and high-striving students on the edge of a breakdown. New research on perfectionism reveals that the […]

 
Friday, November 30, 2007 | 11:00 AM

They say love changes everything. But time changes love. Just how much it can change became front page news last week, when the family of retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor revealed that her husband had fallen in love with a fellow Alzheimer’s patient. And she was happy for him. What happens to the […]

 
Friday, November 16, 2007 | 11:00 AM

Human beings are nothing if not emotional animals. Jerome Kagan, one of the country’s most prominent psychologists, has spent a lifetime untangling the complexities of our brains. Now he’s out with a fascinating new book looking at our emotions: What’s hard wired and what’s not; how gender, age, religion, nationality and class all affect our […]

 
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Jul 24, 2014
Youths seen playing basketball through bars on a window at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Ethan Allen School in Wales, Wis. (AP file)

The cold hard facts about juvenile prisons. And the case for shutting them all down. Plus: former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is with us.

Jul 24, 2014
Orchid (Galileo55/Flickr)

We’ll look at the new science of what plants feel, smell, see – and remember.

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Jul 23, 2014
Actor Wallace Shawn attends special screening of "Turks and Caicos" hosted by Vogue and The Cinema Society at the Crosby Street Hotel on Monday, April 7, 2014 in New York.  (AP)

From “The Princess Bride” to “My Dinner with Andre “and “A Master Builder,” actor and writer Wallace Shawn joins us.

 
Jul 23, 2014
In this Saturday, July 12, 2014, photo, migrants walk along train tracks and boxcars after getting off a train during their journey toward the US-Mexico border, in Ixtepec, southern Mexico. (AP)

Crisis at the US border. What do Latinos on this side of the border have to say? We’ll ask our special roundtable.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘The [Russian] Reset Worked’
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took time out of her global book tour to talk to us about Russia, the press and the global crises shaking the administration she left two years ago.

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Where Did Nickel Creek Go?
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

The Nickel Creek interview originally scheduled for Thursday, July 24 is rescheduled for an as-of-yet undetermined later date. We explain why.

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Our Week In The Web: July 11, 2014
Friday, Jul 11, 2014

As we prepare for a week of rebroadcasts, we reflect on Facebook posts, misplaced comments and the magic of @ mentions. Internet, ASSEMBLE!

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