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News Roundtable | Obesity And Prejudice | Teen Pregnancy Prevention

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2017

Heavy Asian-Americans are more likely to be perceived as "American." Also, what was being taught in a teen pregnancy prevention program whose federal funding has been cut? And the news of the week.

News Roundtable | Psychologists & Prescriptions | PPS Superintendent

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2017

We discuss whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe drugs, and hear from Portland Public Schools' board chair about their ongoing superintendent search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

Altruism | Pidgin Languages | Testing Public Records Law

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 24, 2016

We'll hear about a new study trying to get get to the bottom of "true altruism," a new exhibit in Portland about pidgin English and a University of Oregon project using the state's public record law.

Oil Trains In Washington | Earthquakes In Indian Country | Imaginary Friends | Soviet Diaspora: Family

OPB | Broadcast: June 9, 2016

We explore oil train traffic on the Washington side of the gorge, how Native American tribes are preparing for a Cascadia earthquake, the psychology of imaginary friends, and how post-Soviet immigrant families navigate generational and cultural divides.

What Holds Us Back From Being Prepared For A Disaster?

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2015

We know a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake isn't a matter of "if," but "when." So, why do we put off preparing for it?

Could This University Of Oregon Professor Restore Vision To The Blind?

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 3, 2015

University of Oregon professor Richard Taylor and his collaborator Simon Brown recently patented a new technology that could restore vision to the blind - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health

OPB | Broadcast: May 19, 2015

We explore how research into Adverse Childhood Experiences is being used around the country and in Oregon.

Exploring The Psychology Of Buying

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 9, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll talk about the connection between spending habits and happiness.

Can Playing With Barbies Limit Girls' Career Choices?

OPB | Broadcast: June 24, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll explore new research that shows playing with Barbies could affect the jobs girls think they can do in the future.

Learning In Preschool

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 24, 2012

New research out of Oregon State University finds that self-control in preschool is one of the most important indicators of whether a child will go on to college.

Inequality: Perceptions and Reality

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 5, 2012

Why do many Americans misjudge the level of wealth inequality?

All About Gratitude

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2010

We explore how gratitude figures in religious traditions, in the field of psychological research and in the business of raising children.