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Nurturing Moral Development in Children 157 Nurturing Moral Development in Children
Family therapist and Harvard lecturer Richard Weissbourd discusses how to help children find their moral compass, the 'achievement craze' that places intense pressure on young people, and parents' role in athletic activities. (Series: Humankind)
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The Social Brain 131 The Social Brain
In this program, we learn about how people develop different levels of empathy.Daniel Goleman is a former New York Times science reporter specializing in how brain function affects the way we feel and perceive life. (Series: Humankind)
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High School Pressure-Cooker 194 High School Pressure-Cooker
This episode examines the level of stress experienced by many secondary school students in America. We probe the causes and effects. And we look at positive coping skills kids can learn -- and ideas on how to restructure school life to minimize stressful conditions. (Series: Humankind)
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High Stakes Testing 223 High Stakes Testing
With the movement to “opt out” of high-stakes standardized tests gaining traction in schools among students, parents and educators, we consider alternative ways to evaluate when education is effective.  (Series: Humankind)
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Janet Connors 155 Janet Connors
A mother in Boston, who faced the horrific news that her 19 year old son was murdered in a home invasion, preaches forgiveness with accountability, a message she now incorporates in mediating conflicts among students in public schools. (Series: Humankind)
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Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg 158 Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg
Sharon Salzberg, an author and teacher of Buddhist meditation, describes the technique of "lovingkindness," a way of seeing others and relating to oneself that allows the practitioner to get past resentments and have a clearer view of reality. (Series: Humankind)
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Escape Fire with Matt Heineman 192 Escape Fire with Matt Heineman
We hear excerpts from ‘Escape Fire,’ a powerful new documentary that recently aired on CNN, along with comments by its young director, Matthew Heineman, about the over-scheduled work day of doctors and how too many pharmaceuticals don’t make us better. (Series: Humankind)
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Medicine’s River of Meaning with Rachel Remen 210 Medicine’s River of Meaning with Rachel Remen
Physician, philosopher and best-selling author Rachel Remen describes her remarkable course, “The Healer’s Art,” taught at medical schools throughout the United States. (Series: Humankind)
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