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Career and friendship

Actor John Leguizamo shares a personal story about how success altered his priorities and threatened his friendships.

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The Roots of Love

Dr. David Buss, an evolutionary psychologist who studies mating strategies, gender conflict, social status, and the function of emotions in cultures around the world. He talks about the universality of love and the differences between what women want and what men want.

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The First Connection

Dr. Lane Strathearn describes the enduring nature of the mother-child bond and how that sets the stage for a lifetime of social connections.

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Choosing Friends

Elizabeth Gilbert talks about how she chooses her friends and the value of those special relationships.

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The Rituals of Courtship

Marc D. Hauser, author of the highly acclaimed book, Wild Minds, What Animals Really Think, talks about the rituals of human courtship.

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Racing Hearts

Dr. Art Aron, an expert on relationships, social cognition, and social neuroscience, recounts the findings of his famous Capilano Bridge experiment. This experiment demonstrated that

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Love's Antichamber

Elizabeth Gilbert describes infatuation as loves antichamber, a place where you wait to see if you will proceed onto love.

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The Price of Being Human

Kay Redfield Jamison, a clinical psychologist and writer, talks about losing her husband of twenty years. She explains how she experienced grief.

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Tennis Friends

John McEnroe talks about the difficulty of maintaining friendships.

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Born on a Sunny Day

Katie Couric, the anchor of CBS Evening News, shares her personal story of losing her husband to cancer.

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Asperger's Syndrome

Jason, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrom, talks about his struggle to overcome his problems with social interactions. Dr. Ami Klim explains the challenges people with Asperger's have with intuitive behavior.

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You can't buy happiness

America Ferrara, the star of the hit TV series Ugly Betty, shares a personal story about the isolation she felt in the early days of her acting career.

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Love's intensity

John Leguizamo talks about the intensity of youthful passion and how those feelings mature over time.

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The Tap Code

Bob Shumaker, a former POW in Vietnam, describes how he and his fellow prisoners developed a social network that was crucial to their surviving three years in solitary confinement. They succeeded by creating a tap code that allowed them to communicate through their cell walls.

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Porcupine Love

Author Elizabeth Gilbert finds the secret of happiness in the philosopher Schopenhauer's theory of human relationships, as illustrated by porcupines.

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Sorting out the good from the bad

Dr. John Norcross, an expert on psychotherapy and self-help, explains the problems of using unvetted self-help materials. He discusses the findings of his eight-year study of self-help materials as well as what works and what doesn't.

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