Fri, Jun 1, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
Reconsidering Behavior ModificationDownload audio (MP3)
The science of behavior modification has been proven as an effective way to stop bad habits like overeating and smoking -- and now new smartphone apps make it easier for us to track what we do and try to change our ways. But the specter of "Clockwork Orange"-type mind control still casts a shadow on the field.
Host: Dave Iverson
- Bonnie Spring, professor of preventive medicine, psychology and psychiatry at Northwestern University, and behavioral medicine director and co-program leader for cancer prevention
- David Freedman, writer for The Atlantic and author of "Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us -- And How to Know When Not to Trust Them"