“Pizza, Profiles and the Hyperpersonal Model” with Dave Markowitz

Our host Marie Conley-Smith, social science researcher at the Stanford Center on Longevity, interviews David Markowitz, recent graduate of Stanford’s Communication Department and Professor at University of Oregon. He discusses the nature of social media, perceptions surrounding it, and its effects on wellbeing and expectations. His findings about social media and technology may not be what you expect!

“The MORE Design” with Steve Vernon

Guest interviewer Marti DeLiema, research scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, sits down with Steve Vernon to discuss the MORE Design, a new strategy to help both employers and employees work together to provide the optimal plans for health and financial security. It brings together psychological science and behavioral economics to provide a comprehensive approach that will be more effective in enacting long-term changes to employees’ finances. Steve is a consulting research scholar for SCL and currently writes for CBS MoneyWatch, with recent work including the MORE Design and the Spend Safely in Retirement Strategy.

“Status and Stereotypes” with Cecilia Ridgeway

Century Lives talks to Professor Cecilia Ridgeway, the Lucie Stern Professor of Social Sciences in the Sociology Department at Stanford University. She discusses concepts in her upcoming book, such as status and stereotypes in culture, with examples including perceptions of different genders. The concepts about such perspectives and status could be applied to views on aging and longevity.

“Economic and Health Policy” with Victor Fuchs

In this episode, Professor Victor Fuchs, the Henry J. Kaiser, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Economics and Health Research and Policy at Stanford University  joins us to discuss his latest book, Health Economics and Policy, which is a compilation of his selected public lectures, articles, papers, and op-eds during the past 50 years. We explore health policy and potential health care reform, as well as his career, family, and inspirations.