Mind Tricks Radio
Mind Tricks Radio
Mar 11, 2022
Episode 32: Teaching Children to Think for Themselves, with Dr. Marty Nemko
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I had a lively conversation with Dr. Marty Nemko, a career and personal coach to over 6000 individuals.  The conversation was inspired by Dr. Nemko's Psychology Today blog post: Beware the Temptation to Indoctrinate your Children. Dr.  Nemko, who considers himself a "moderate," discussed how he sees the world becoming increasingly polarized along political, religious, and lifestyle-choice beliefs.  He cautions parents to avoid "indoctrinating" their children along polarized belief systems, but rather to encourage them to examine all angles of topics and decide for themselves what makes sense to them.

Dr. Nemko is the author of 13 books, with 250,000 copies sold, including Careers for Dummies, as well as 4,000 published articles which can be found in TIMEThe Atlantic, the Washington Post. He’s written more than 1,800 in Psychology Today. 26 of his best articles are anthologized in The Best of Marty Nemko, 2021 edition. He teaches methods of inquiry to medical students at the University of California San Francisco. He was the one man in a one-man PBS-TV Fundraising Special, 8 Keys to a Better Worklife. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley with two specializations: educational psychology and evaluation of individuals and programs.

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