Encore: The Importance of Understanding the Power Paradox

December 28, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

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We live in a time when an understanding of power and the abuse of power has tremendous importance. In this show, Dr. Dacher Keltner, psychologist, Faculty Director of the Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, and acclaimed researcher, awakens us to The Power Paradox. Drawing upon his latest book, The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence, Dr. Keltner defines power that gives and power that grabs. Citing fascinating studies, he discusses the ways in which a person, be it a teen, a teacher or a world leader, gets power and then faces the Power Paradox - the choice of keeping it or being corrupted by it. As an honored professor, researcher with over 190 publications, consultant on emotions for Facebook, Google, and the Disney Pixar movie, “ Inside Out,” Dr. Keltner’s discussion of the Power Paradox is one we need to hear.

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This show turns up your perspective on life. With a wide variety of guests, Host Suzanne Phillips invites you to consider how we live, love, learn and laugh from a psychological perspective. She explores our relationships from dating to marriage to our special bond with pets. In a conversational style, Suzanne and her guests translate the latest in psychology to exemplify ways of coping with trauma, bullying, loss, illness, depression and anxiety. She engages her guests with questions, often voicing her own thoughts or sharing related stories. What is particularly exciting about Psych Up Live is the opportunity for you to call in with your own stories, questions and opinions. Psych Up Live captures your attention as it considers life issues that will intrigue and inform you each Thursday at 11 AM Pacific Time, 2PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist and professor for over 30 years. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, pets, midlife, military, managing stress, infidelity, resilience, bereavement and family issues. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychology of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She also gave testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a weekly blogger for Psych Central with over 250 original blogs. She has also blogged for This Emotional Life on PBS, has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Kelly Connor’s Real Women on Health, Military Mom Talk Radio, Tom Matt’s Boomer Rock and NPR. Since 2013, Suzanne has hosted Psych Up on CoSozo online radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Her current show, Psych Up Live, airs globally on VoiceAmerica.

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December 2017

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