Listen back to Talk of Iowa's conversation on middle childhood. Middle childhood is the time between toddler-hood and the teen years. Itâ€™s a point in development when kids transition into a concrete way of thinking that's more categorical and less emotionally volatile.Â Host Charity Nebbe talks with an anthropologist, pediatrician and counselor about what's going on inside those growing bodies and minds.
Dennis Reese guest hosts this talk withÂ DeanÂ Simonton, aÂ Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California-Davis. Â Simonton was recently visiting the University of Iowa, and he describes his research as the "cognitive, dispositional, developmental, and socio-cultural factors behind eminence, giftedness, and talent."
The criminal brain has always held a fascination for neuroscientist James Fallon.Â A few years ago, he inadvertently discovered his brain scan perfectly matched a pattern that heâ€™d found in the brains of serial killers. Today on River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Fallon.
Iowa Public Radio concludes it's summer series on Iowa's corrections system with a look at recidivism. Host Ben Kieffer learns why offenders in rural areas may be at a disadvantage when they leave prison, and also, what factors influence an offender's likelihood to return to prison?Â
Host Ben Kieffer talks with UI psychiatrist and professor of medicine Donald Black about his views on proposed changes in mental health policy as a potential remedy for reducing gun violence. Dr. Black is well known for studying various personality disorders. Also psychologist Craig Anderson of ISU tells us about research on the connections between virtual media violence and real life violence.