psychology http://iowapublicradio.org en Middle Childhood http://iowapublicradio.org/post/middle-childhood-0 <p>Listen back to Talk of Iowa's conversation on middle childhood. <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/middle.html">Middle childhood</a> is the time between toddler-hood and the teen years. It’s a point in development when kids transition into a concrete way of thinking that's more categorical and less emotionally volatile.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with an anthropologist, pediatrician and counselor about what's going on inside those growing bodies and minds.</p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:51:02 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 35092 at http://iowapublicradio.org Middle Childhood 'Genius 101' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/genius-101 <p>Dennis Reese guest hosts this talk with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dean</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Simonton, a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California-Davis</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;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."</span></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:58:35 +0000 Dennis Reese 34189 at http://iowapublicradio.org 'Genius 101' The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain http://iowapublicradio.org/post/psychopath-inside-neuroscientists-personal-journey-dark-side-brain <p>The criminal brain has always held a fascination for neuroscientist James Fallon.&nbsp; A few years ago, he inadvertently discovered his brain scan perfectly matched a pattern that he’d found in the brains of serial killers. Today on River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Fallon.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:11:20 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 33637 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain The Anatomy of a False Confession http://iowapublicradio.org/post/anatomy-false-confession <p>The<a href="http://www.innocenceproject.org/"> Innocence Project</a> says that in about <a href="http://www.innocenceproject.org/fix/False-Confessions.php">25% of DNA exoneration cases, innocent defendants made incriminating statements, delivered outright confessions or pled guilty</a>. People sometimes confess to crimes they didn&rsquo;t commit. But,why?</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:21:12 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 30269 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Anatomy of a False Confession Recidivism http://iowapublicradio.org/post/recidivism <p>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?&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:53:25 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 26581 at http://iowapublicradio.org Recidivism Mental Illness & Media Violence http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mental-illness-media-violence <p>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.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:08:59 +0000 Ben Kieffer 13856 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mental Illness & Media Violence