Health Psychology and Human Nature

Updated: 27 Sep 2021 • 51 episodes
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A top international science-focused podcast about health, psychology, human nature and more with André Sturesson. Listen to explore, learn and affect your life in a positive way.

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What is Happiness? Is happiness more than just feeling good? What do different people mean when they use the word happiness? What did ancient philosophers like Aristotle mean when they used the word happiness?   Joar Vittersø is a professor in Psychology and have spent many years studying and researching the ancient co

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Too much demand? Too little recovery? Stress is something that affects all of us to some degree. But what is Stress? How could a scenario look like from healthy to clinically burned out? Perhaps most importantly, what can you do about it?   Giorgio Grossi is a licensed Psychotherapist and Head of Research at the specia

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How do we sense if we have eaten or not and how is that linked to how long an organism lives? In today’s interesting episode David tells us about the mechanistic target of rapamycin, mTOR for short.   Professor David Sabatini is a member of the Whitehead Institute at MIT and perhaps more importantly the person who disc

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How does our Microbiome affect our health and how long we live? How does drugs like Metformin and others affect us through the Microbiome? In today's conversation Filipe shares his views on this and a lot more.    Filipe Cabreiro is the Principal Investigator of the Cabreiro Lab which focus on how the Microbiome regula

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Mitochondria are often referred to as the powerhouse of the cell. They are important as they create energy which enables us to live our daily lives. Mitochondria also seem to affect our health, aging, diabetes and more. How can we affect our Mitochondria? Exercise.   Professor David Bishop is a world leader in muscle e

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Making and maintaining a change can be hard. Thankfully something exists called Motivational Interviewing which is a powerful approach to facilitate change. In today’s episode me and Dawn talk about what Motivational Interviewing is and why it works. We also talk about dawns book: Motivational Interviewing in Nutrition

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